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I’VE BEEN THINKING a lot about perseverance, a topic that comes up frequently when I speak to entrepreneurs. Angela Duckworth, in her bestselling book “Grit,” champions this ability to struggle through setbacks. It also comes up frequently in parenting. “Don’t give up,” we tell our children. When they skin their knees falling off their bikes, we kiss away the tears and put them right back on. But recently I experienced the flip-side of this philosophy. During a rugby match, my college-aged daughter suffered a concussion that put her in the hospital for a week, followed by another week of in-patient rehab. Luckily, she was able to bounce back quickly, and during her recovery, our family was showered with support from friends and family. We were surprised by how many people who also asked, “You’re not going to let her play again, are you?” First of all, I haven’t been able to tell my incredibly independent 20-year-old what to do since she was about 3 years old. Barring that, I was baffled at the suggestion that she give up playing a sport she loved because of an injury. Part of me wonders if these conversations would have been different if she weren’t female, or if she were playing something safer — like soccer. She played that game for years, from elementary to middle school, and I can attest that despite its popularity, soccer is a tough gig. Players — male and female — are elbowed, kicked, tripped and head-butted. According to a 2017 report, soccer has the highest rate of concussions among female athletes compared to any other sport. I don’t want to downplay the risks, but just as we teach our children to ride bicycles, we should also encourage them to play team sports. Yes, it’s fun and they get some exercise, but they also learn valuable skills like communication, teamwork, strategic thinking and mental toughness. It also gives our daughters an entry into male-dominated career paths. Although I wish it were different, being able to talk sports is like learning the secret handshake. One of my daughter’s teammates recently interviewed for an engineering internship, and the talk turned to rugby, which both the male interviewer and the female applicant played. After the interview, my daughter’s friend was confident that she had made a good impression, based largely on this personal connection. I’m proud that my daughter isn’t afraid to get back in the game. I’m happy that she has found a constructive way to fight the stress of college life. I’m pleased that she has found friendship and support from some of the brightest, kindest and fiercest women around. Will I tell my daughter not to play rugby? Absolutely not — but I will ask her to be careful. Thanks for reading,

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Get blown away with high-flying fun at Cary’s annual Kite Festival held at Bond Park. Sign up for the kite-flying contest, get tips from experts and enjoy the awesome airborne spectacle. March 16; 12:30-3 p.m.; 801 High House Road, Cary., search Kite Festival.


If you grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons, you won’t want to miss The Queen’s Cartoonists. The ensemble offers a tour-de-force of the Swing Era’s zaniest and most creative music from the 1920s to the present. Whether you’re a fan of “Looney Tunes,” “The Simpsons” or old Disney classics, you’ll find something to swing along to! March 8; 7:30 p.m.; $25-27; Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary.


Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters and old-fashioned tent revivalists. With their new album “Pickup Cowboy,” they have brought a bold set of working-class anthems to Americana fans, and a spirit-raising show to back it up. March 15; 8 p.m.; $15-25; The Cary Theater, 122 E. Chatham St., Cary.

Break out the shamrocks, and flaunt your green! Celebrate Irish and Celtic traditions and culture at Raleigh’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Wearin’ O’ the Green Festival on Saturday, March 16. The parade begins at 10 a.m., but stick around for food, music and activities for the wee ones.



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MAYBE IT’S THE SUNRISE over Shallowbag Bay that paints the sky in a colorful awakening. Or perhaps it’s the lure of local legends that draws visitors from near and far. Whatever the reason, more than 400 years after English adventurers landed on its shores, the island town of Manteo continues to be a destination worthy of exploration. Located on Roanoke Island, between the central Outer Banks and the mainland, Manteo is built on rich historic attractions and quiet island charm. Only a few hours from Cary on Highway 64, this tiny town has all the shops, restaurants, accommodations, attractions and recreation for a perfect daytrip or extended stay. Named after the Native American chief who befriended English explorers in 1584, Manteo has kept its history alive with attractions centered around its colonization attempts. A replica of 16th-century ship Elizabeth II, manned by costumed sailors, is similar to merchant vessels hired by Sir Walter Raleigh. The outdoor symphonic drama, “The Lost Colony,” tells the story of colonists who attempted to settle here, only to mysteriously vanish years later. Their fate remains unsolved. Visitors come for the history and stay for much more. Enjoy strolling through the Elizabethan Gardens or along the waterfront boardwalk, encountering sharks at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, spotting wildlife at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, staying at an historic inn, sailing the sound with dolphins or sampling rum on a distillery tour. Manteo’s past and present are ready for discovery.

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LEFT: Watson Harvey enjoys a sunset cruise on Shallowbag Bay aboard the Downeast Rover, a 55foot topsail schooner that sets sail on daily cruises and private charters. The bay’s calm waters and proximity to the Albemarle and Roanoke sounds have helped make Manteo a favorable boating destination for centuries.

TOP LEFT: Visitors to Manteo’s waterfront will be captivated by the Elizabeth II, a replica of the 16thcentury sailing vessels that made the historic Roanoke Voyage to the New World. Docked at Roanoke Island Festival Park, this head-turning relic beckons visitors to climb its gangplank and explore its deck and quarters. Costumed sailors stay in character as they chart a course, swab the decks and answer any questions about how the first settlers lived. ABOVE: An American black bear stands to get a better look at a visitor to Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, a 160,000-acre expanse of upland swamp and crop fields west of Roanoke Island. Home to one of the largest concentrations of black bears on the East Coast, the refuge and its 5,000 acres of soybean and wheat farmlands provide ample food for hungry bears. LEFT: Manteo’s architectural heritage is on display downtown, with more than 100 businesses and homes identified as historically significant having been restored to their original beauty. The town’s pedestrian-friendly streets cater to leisurely strolls past colorful storefronts and historic homes. CARY MAGAZINE 23

Manteo’s waterfront boardwalk is one of the best ways to take in the views of Shallowbag Bay and the historic attractions of downtown Manteo. The boardwalk winds past marshlands, parks, a boathouse, lighthouse, maritime museum, stores and restaurants. At right, long-time Manteo residents Becky and Bill Rea enjoy sunrise with their dog Nala on Manteo Waterfront Marina, which provides overnight and seasonal slip rentals.

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LEFT: Battered boat buoys hang on a weathered door of the George Washington Creef Boathouse, which is home to the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum. A working boathouse, the museum also highlights local and regional maritime heritage, with exhibits including an 1883 shad boat, a fishing boat designed for local waters that was designed by Creef, a Roanoke Island native. BELOW: Small in stature but steeped in history, the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse is a replica of the original lighthouse that was constructed in 1877 at the southern entrance of the Croatan Sound in Wanchese. Renovated and dedicated in 2004, the square cottage-style screw-pile lighthouse sits at the end of a dock on Shallowbag Bay.

Sightseers will marvel at the beautiful old homes and bed and breakfasts in Manteo’s historic district, including The White Doe Inn bed and breakfast, a 1910 three-story late-Queen Anne style house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests can expect to be pampered at the intimate and luxurious inn, which is known for its warm hospitality and innovative cuisine. Guests can indulge in chef-prepared complimentary breakfasts (above).


Park the car and allow for several hours if shopping is on the agenda. Manteo’s downtown waterfront is lined with specialty shops, galleries and eateries, and all are within walking distance of one another.

Manteo features a diverse selection of dining options, including Avenue Waterfront Grille, a casual restaurant known for its view of Shallowbag Bay and its fresh seafood dishes, like sushi-style tuna, a local tuna with quinoa and jasmine rice, cucumber and seaweed salad, honey wasabi sauce, citrus soy reduction and pickled ginger.

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ABOVE: The growing popularity of craft brewing and boutique distilling has found a home in Manteo, and two local businesses are helping to preserve the lore of the area with their flavorful drinks and historic namesakes. The Lost Colony Brewery and CafĂŠ brews eight British-style beers, or ales. Flights of four five-ounce samples are a popular start, as is sitting outside for lunch or dinner. LEFT AND BELOW: Outer Banks Distilling serves up something with more of a pirate punch, namely, its award-winning Kill Devil rums. At left, co-owner Matt Newsome concludes a distillery tour in the tasting room, where participants get to sample three flagship spirits, Kill Devil Silver, Pecan and Gold rums.


Without a doubt, Manteo’s No. 1 attraction is its historical outdoor symphonic play, “The Lost Colony,” the longest-running drama of its kind in America. Now in its 82nd year, “The Lost Colony” tells the story of Sir Walter Raleigh’s attempts in the 16th century to establish a permanent English settlement in the New World, of the Native Americans colonists befriended in the process, and of the mysterious disappearance in 1590 of 117 men, women and children who came to live on Roanoke Island. Staged within the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site at the Waterside Theater, a cast of more than 100 actors, singers and dancers depicts the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America, (and for which the Outer Banks county seat is named), and the Christian baptism of Manteo, chief of the Croatan tribe who befriended English explorers in 1584.

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Strolling through canopied trails of live oaks and diverse native vegetation at Elizabethan Gardens, it’s easy to imagine what first attracted the English settlers to the lush terrain and safe harbor of Roanoke Island. Created in 1951 by the Garden Club of NC, the 10-acre Roanoke Sound-side garden is a living memorial to first English colonists who came to explore the New World in 1584-1587. The garden includes hundreds of species of seasonal annuals and perennials, as well as a collection of Renaissance statues and a sunken Elizabethan garden. The garden is open yearround, but closed in February.


Dolphins surface in the calm waters of Shallowbag Bay, the same waters made famous by the first English explorers in the New World. Still popular more than 400 years later, the bay and its surrounding Albemarle and Roanoke sounds offer an abundance of recreational activities that can launch from Manteo, including dolphin-watching, fishing, crabbing, jet-skiing, standup paddleboarding, kayaking and sailing. At right, Briar Creek couple Rob Jennings and Ellen Morrissey celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary on a sunset cruise on the Roanoke Sound aboard the charter schooner Downeast Rover.

Eight-year-old Drew Hyme gets up close to sand tiger and sandbar sharks at the 250,000-gallon Open Ocean or Graveyard of the Atlantic exhibit (named after countless shipwrecks along the Outer Banks) at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. The 68,000-square foot complex features all facets of aquatic Outer Banks life, including touch tanks, otter habitats and an alligator exhibit. The aquarium is open year-round, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. 30 MARCH 2019

When you go Roanoke Island Festival Park Festival Park, Manteo (252) 475-1500 Waterside Theatre The Lost Colony 1409 National Park Drive, Manteo (252) 473-6000 NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island 374 Airport Road, Manteo (252) 475-2300 The Elizabethan Gardens 1411 National Park Drive, Manteo (252) 473-3234 Outer Banks Distilling 510 Budleigh St., Manteo (252) 423-3011 Lost Colony Brewery and CafĂŠ 208 Queen Elizabeth Ave., Manteo (252) 473-6666 NC National Wildlife Refuges Gateway Visitor Center 100 Conservation Way, Manteo (252) 473-1131

Three-year-old Caroline Wilcox searches for bears with her binoculars during a tram ride with her mother, Beth, in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, which is a short drive from Manteo on U.S. Highway 64. Visitor Services Specialist Cindy Heffley, left, talks about wetlands and wildlife on the three-hour tour through the refuge. Black bear, deer, river otters, red wolves, birds and reptiles may be seen. Visitors can learn more about the refuge at the NC National Wildlife Refuges Gateway Visitor Center in Manteo. The tram tours run June through August, and during special off-season times.

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t might be tempting to overlook Carrboro in favor of its bigger, brasher neighbor Chapel Hill. But if you are looking for delicious

restaurants, interesting bars and a downtown vibe that’s more artistic than academic, bypass the ivory towers and spend the day exploring Carrboro. Not sure where to begin? We offer a few highlights of the town named one of the Best Art Towns in America. continued on page 36 CARY MAGAZINE 35

“There is a mix of culture here that I enjoy. Everyone is open, and people are very curious intellectually.” — Sandra Deschamps, owner La Boutique Lane

Nestled between two train cars transformed into dining areas, the bar at CrossTies features soaring ceilings and glass windows galore.

ments. Seating is in two renovated train cars which overlook operational railroad tracks. Lucky diners may experience the train rumbling by during their meal. Between the vintage train cars sits the restaurant’s bar, with soaring ceilings and a wall of glass windows. The bright modernity of this central terminal contrasts beautifully with the cozy dimness of the train cars. Moore also brings a contrast of old and new into his menu of inventive Southern favorites. Don’t expect just standard North Carolina-style barbeque — though you will find plenty of slow-smoked options, all cooked in-house — there is plenty more to be had, such as Texas-style brisket, smoked portobello mushrooms and smoked tofu. Try the pork belly pastrami with red cabbage sauerkraut and pumpernickel crackers, a CrossTies interpretation of the Reuben sandwich. Or marvel at the impressive pork shank served on a bed of pot liquor rice grits. For the dish, rice is ground to resemble grits and cooked in the flavorful liquid left after cooking collard greens. Other dining spots to try: Elevated comfort food at Venable Rotisserie Bistro or melting-pot American fare at nearby Tandem

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Carrboro Farmers’ Market

CrossTies Barbecue

The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is a showcase of local farms and artisans, as anything offered must be produced within 50 miles. The market requires that an owner of each business be present each week, giving customers the chance to meet, mingle and get to know the producers. More than produce, you’ll find pasture-raised meats, farm-fresh eggs, cheese, bread and handcrafted items.

Executive chef and owner Drew Moore, who has cooked in kitchens in Manhattan and Boston, pays homage to Carrboro’s small-town history while showcasing inventive, globally-inspired menus at his four local eateries. Housed in the old Carrboro Railways Station, CrossTies Barbecue may have the most unique location of Moore’s establish-

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CrossTies’ smoked pork shank with pot liquor rice grits is a far cry from traditional barbecue fare.


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Recent renovations added a fenced-in playground and on-site restrooms. The market is open Saturday mornings year-round and Wednesday afternoons from April to November. Cat’s Cradle

TOP: Goods sold at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market must be produced within 50 miles of the town. ABOVE: Carrboro resident Lucy Smith shops for jewelry at WomanCraft Gifts. Several local artists and craftswomen sell their creations at the shop. MIDDLE: La Boutique Lane features a mix of upscale home décor and stylish gifts.

A must-stop venue for performers and fans alike, the Cat’s Cradle has hosted live music for more than 40 years and has helped shape the town into a music-centric destination. Past performers include bands as diverse as Nirvana, John Mayer, Joan Baez and Iggy Pop. With a capacity of 750, shows at the Cat’s Cradle offer an intimate setting and a chance to catch many up-and-coming artists. WomanCraft Gifts

At this one-stop shop for gifts, jewelry, art, greeting cards, decor items and more, everything is handmade by local artists and craftswomen. With a wide range of styles and disciplines, it’s the perfect place to see local art, pick up a unique gift and meet the creators.

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“We are a true co-op,” said Janie Galloway, painter of decorative glassware. “The members run the store.” WomanCraft has 26 members who display their handcrafted wares; each artisan also works weekly shifts in the shop and helps handle business tasks like ordering supplies, organizing the displays and reviewing new members. “Carborro has always been a community of artists and students,” said Douglas Odom, standing next to her display of longleaf pine baskets, which can take up to 12 hours each to complete. Formed in the 1970s, WomanCraft moved to its current Carrboro location about five years ago. Karen Graves, creator of the popular Chapel Hill Toffee, was an original member. Need a pick-me-up? Gray Squirrel Coffee Company, a small-batch coffee shop and roastery, is next door. La Boutique Lane

Another great shopping destination is Carr Mill Mall, with several boutiques, cafés and offices under one roof. One of the prettiest shops is La Boutique Lane, an upscale home décor and gift boutique. Among the locally made gifts and jewelry are owner Sandra Deschamps’ popular paintings. Customers also appreciate her welltrained eye for finding home accessories and furnishings that are fresh and colorful.

While you’re at Carr Mill, check out Sofia’s Boutique for clothes, shoes, accessories and gifts. Krave

Experience the free-spirited side of Carrboro at Krave Kava Bar & Tea Lounge, which serves kava. The littleknown beverage is made from pulverized roots that grow in tropical islands like Fiji and Hawaii. In these Polynesian islands, drinking kava with friends and visitors is a special honor, says owner Elizabeth Gardner. Kava imparts a sense of relaxation and lifts the mood of its drinkers, she says, and can be consumed as an alternative to alcohol – but with a lower risk of overconsumption. The feel-good effects of kava have amassed a following of loyal regulars. But this is not a beverage one drinks for the taste, which is similar to … well, dirt. Gardner and Josh Pardue, the bar’s operations manager, have created several blended “cocktails” to make the drink more palatable. The popular Krush uses pineapple juice as a base. Friendly staff are happy to educate newcomers about kava and the many herbal teas on sale at Krave. Vecino Brewing

For a more traditional N.C. experience, head over to Vecino Brewing Co., where you’ll find seasonal beers brewed on site and a rotating selection of N.C. craft brews and ciders. Sit outside and try the creative farm-to-bar food menu’s Cup O’ Bacon or Beef and Mac Sandwich with braised short ribs and macaroni and cheese. Still thirsty? Steel String Brewery is also worth a visit. t

“It’s a very art-centric community. You can see live music almost every night.” — Drew Moore, chef/owner CrossTies Barbecue, Venable Rotisserie Bistro and others

Owner Elizabeth Gardner serves several blended kava “cocktails” at Krave Kava Bar & Tea Lounge. The nonalcoholic beverage, popular in the Polynesian islands, is said to lift one’s mood and impart a feeling of relaxation.

Places to visit CrossTies Barbecue 201 E. Main St., Carrboro (919) 918-3923

La Boutique Lane 200 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro (919) 518-9318 @LaBoutiqueLane on Facebook

Carrboro Farmers’ Market 301 W. Main St., Carrboro (919) 280-3326

Krave Kava Bar & Tea Lounge 105 W. Main St., Carrboro (919) 408-9596

Cat’s Cradle 300 E. Main St., Carrboro (919) 967-9053

Vecino Brewing Company 300 E. Main St., Carrboro (919) 537-9591

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GOOD FOOD makes for GOOD TIMES. Whether the day’s plans include a picnic for two in a kayak, an oyster roast on the side porch, or a potluck cookout on the beach, we’re here to help you break bread with family and friends. Don’t spend time and energy lugging groceries over from the mainland. From fresh local seafood, to USDA Prime meats and local produce, to an extensive wine selection and gourmet deli, you’ll find just what you’re looking for and more. Savor breakfast or lunch at our newly expanded Maritime Market Café, or call ahead and for custom take-out appetizers or complete family meals. Save time when you order your groceries and meals on the Market’s website and have them waiting for you in your home when you arrive. Stay in-the-know about wine tastings, “Howl at the Moon” parties and special café dinners by visiting us online, following us on facebook or subscribing to our email. Don’t forget to call on Sweet Bay Catering for all your on-island special event needs too!

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WARM WEATHER is just around the corner, and so is your perfect summer vacation. March winds may not have you thinking of flipflops and sand castles, but it’s the perfect time to plan your trip. What’s on your travel agenda? Enjoying a decadent dinner at dockside? Hunting for flea-market finds and antiques? Traversing backwoods trails in search of wildlife? Or lounging under a beach umbrella? Whether you’re after adventure or relaxation, lots of choices are just a few hours’ drive away. Turn the page for some great summer destinations and tips for the perfect vacation.


Kinston NORTH Kinston is experiencing a renaissance! Energized by the recent tourism boom, Kinston is bustling with activities of all kinds: Restaurants, entertainment, history, arts and sports. There’s plenty to see and do! Family-friendly attractions promise fun for all ages, and our dining spots attract travelers from all over. Experience Kinston’s small-town charm and its national renown!

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Savor Kinston’s culinary scene from eastern North Carolina barbecue and down-home favorites to innovative dishes prepared by local chefs inspired by the area’s agricultural bounty. Natural meats and fresh produce have been served up by area farmers for generations, and the farm-to-table tradition benefits all of Kinston’s barbecue joints, oyster bars, pizzerias and pubs. James Beard award-winning chef Vivian Howard showcases this heritage at her restaurant, The Chef and the Farmer, featured in the popular PBS program “A Chef’s Life.” In the mood for a beverage? Take a tour and wet your whistle at Mother Earth Brewery, Mother Earth Spirits or Social House Vodka — all in downtown Kinston. Enjoy small-town shopping at a leisurely pace. Downtown has locally-owned boutiques, art galleries, gift shops, consignment stores, antique vendors and even an oldfashioned general store. Visitors curious about Kinston’s past can visit the CSS Neuse

Civil War Museum, which houses a Confederate ironclad gunboat. You can learn about North Carolina’s first governor at the Gov. Caswell Memorial and see 19th-century fire engines at the Caswell No. 1 Fire Station Museum. Baseball fans of all ages will enjoy a visit to Grainger Stadium to see the Down East Wood Ducks (DEWDs). The DEWDs kick off the 2019 season in April with beer, food trucks and a new view from the Mother Earth Pavilion. Kinston is the hub for the African American Music Trail in eastern North Carolina. The Kinston Music Park is a celebration of jazz, R&B, funk, gospel and rap.

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Stroll down to Blount Street – the “Avenue of the Arts” – and discover Kinston’s Arts and Cultural District. Here you will find brightly painted Victorian cottages, bungalows and fine historic homes. The newly created SmART District is transforming abandoned historic buildings and homes into studios, lofts and apartments where artists live, produce and sell their art. The delicious farm-to-fork dinners, the quaint downtown shops, the vibrant art scene and many more attractions will keep visitors coming back to Kinston. Visit our website,, or call us at (252) 527-1131.

Bald Head Island NORTH Visit Bald Head Island June 8-9, 2019, to experience “North Carolina Treasures Weekend,” hosted by the Old Baldy Foundation. Savor a special dinner on the lighthouse grounds; sip on fine wine, craft beer and spirits made in the state; and discover artisan-made goods and crafts. Learn more about the weekend and other special events on the island at


Just two miles off the southern coast of N.C., Bald Head Island offers a true change of pace. You’ll leave your car on the mainland, and travel to the island’s shores by a 20-minute ferry ride, making for a natural transition to “island time.” Once you arrive, an easygoing, summer state of mind rules the day — no matter what season it happens to be. As your pace slows to that of an electric golf cart, bicycle or your own two feet, you’ll have a chance to take in the surroundings — quiet beaches, lush forest, winding creeks and idyllic streetscapes. In short order, you’ll discover why this cape island is so sought after as a vacation destination and second home getaway. Fourteen uninterrupted, uncrowded miles of beaches offer the perfect place to stroll, shell, swim, wade or just watch the waves roll in to your heart’s content. Or, if hanging out at a pool is more your speed, two different clubhouses offer pools with spectacular ocean views. The ways to explore the

island are endless. Pedal along the island’s car-free wynds. Kayak through winding creeks. Hike a maritime forest trail. Cast a line in hopes of landing dinner. Play the Bald Head Island Club golf course, one of the best in the Carolinas. Climb Old Baldy Lighthouse, which recently celebrated its 200th birthday. Explore wildlife with the Bald Head Island Conservancy. Make sure to set aside time to relax at the island’s day spa. Vacation rentals are available along the beach, fronting the marsh, tucked within the forest or surrounding the island’s 10-acre marina. Whether you’re looking for a cozy cottage for a couple’s

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Wilmington & Beaches NORTH Top Ways to Experience More Than Just the Beach on a Getaway to Wilmington and Island Beaches, N.C.

Coastal destinations are often at the top of the list when it comes to spring and summer getaways – for good reason. But what happens when the family wants to explore beyond the beach?


Wilmington and its island beaches, recently selected the Voters’ Choice Awards “Perfect Weekend Getaway,” is the perfect destination where no two experiences are alike, providing a mix of city and beach activities the whole family will enjoy. Here are new and favorite activities to include in this season’s vacation itinerary. Battleship

Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park

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No trip to Wilmington would be complete without a visit to what was considered to be the world’s greatest sea weapon when she was commissioned in 1941. During World War II, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA participated in every major naval offensive in the Pacific area of operations and earned 15 battle stars. Before or after your tour, take in spectacular river views while walking the new, half-mile SECU Memorial Walkway around the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. Points 46 MARCH 2019

along the walkway honor the five branches of the military.

In addition to a water park with a wave pool, speed slides and Lazy River, this family amusement park includes Jungle Golf, laser tag, Grand Prix Go-Karts, “The Rock” climbing wall, arcade games, a snack bar, and much more.

Howard’s, Benny’s Big Time Pizzeria and Keith Rhodes’ Catch, plus the Surf House at Carolina Beach. “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’” Guy Fieri recently visited Wilmington and made stops at The Copper Penny, Fork N Cork (opening a second location in Carolina Beach this year!), Something Fishy, Ceviche’s, Cast Iron Kitchen and Sweet n Savory. Carolina Beach

Fit for a Foodie


Wilmington and its island beaches are in the midst of a dining renaissance with new and unique eateries from river to sea. Make reservations at one of the farm-to-table or celebrity chef restaurants such as Wilmington favorites Rx, PinPoint, Vivian

The vintage seaside boardwalk is the perfect place for classic family seaside fun. The celebrated destination – honored on Budget Travel magazine’s list of America’s Most Awesome Boardwalks – is home to shops, restaurants, classic snacks like Britts Donuts,

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beach day rentals, and more. New in 2019, visitors will be able to join guided tours to learn about the boardwalk’s storied history. In addition, summer visitors will find seasonal amusements like a Ferris wheel and other rides, fireworks, and entertainment from live music to karaoke. North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

With informative, interactive, and fun exhibits throughout the year, the Aquarium is an attraction the whole family will enjoy. The Aquarium welcomes visitors to a new Nature Play area where children and families can climb, build, swing, jump, and imagine in a natural space. Planning a trip April through September? Don’t miss out on Lorikeet Landing.

Excursions on the Water

Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours will soon introduce a new weekly tour, Tidal Creek Tuesdays. Join Captain Joe and the crew for a one-and-a-half-hour cruise to Bradley Creek and learn about the environmental factors impacting the Wrightsville Beach area. Epic Excursions will offer oystering excursions for those looking to harvest a bushel. A variety of other tours – on land and on the water – are available on the island. Island Greenway

Scheduled for completion in Carolina Beach this year, the Island Greenway Project invites visitors to embark on an ecofriendly getaway by biking across the destination. The project will result in a 1.2-mile paved path that will take pedestrians and bikers safely through town. Airlie Gardens

Explore 67 acres containing formal gardens, wildlife, 10 acres of lakes, more than 75,000 azaleas and the 473-year-old Airlie Oak. For visitors with an artistic eye,

Airlie Gardens’ 2019 sculpture exhibit – “HeART of the Garden” – will feature a variety of fiberglass heart sculptures for your viewing pleasure. The sculptures will be on display from July to October. Events

On April 3-7, the North Carolina Azalea Festival welcomes spring with classic Southern family fun and entertainment, featuring events like the Waterfront Street Fair, the Festival Parade, outdoor concerts, and Historic Home and Garden Tours. It’s the largest festival of its kind in the state. Join us April 13-14 for the 25th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival at Kure

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Beach. Children will stay entertained for hours as they enjoy performers, face painting, educational exhibits, inflatables and much more in the Kidz Zone. Meanwhile, adults will enjoy local seafood, two stages of performers, crafts and wine tastings. With so much to see and do in Wilmington and our island beaches, you’re sure to find a variety of activities and events that will please everyone. Visit or call us at 877-945-6386 for more information.


Currituck OUTER Tucked away on Currituck’s northern Outer Banks lie 24 miles of pristine beaches. A portion of the beach is so remote that it’s only accessible by fourwheel-drive vehicles. Visitors may choose to do as little or as much as their hearts desire in this unspoiled coastal paradise. Shop for unique coastal treasures, dine on local cuisine, take a Corolla wild horse tour or climb the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. The choices are endless. Named one of the “Best Family Beaches on the East Coast” by Foder’s Travel, the Currituck Outer Banks truly has something for everyone.

To do

Where the road ends on Currituck’s Outer Banks, wild Spanish Mustangs have roamed the shores for centuries. Many visitors set out to explore these remote beaches by taking a wild horse tour. Seeing these creatures in their natural habitat can be an unforgettable experience. Many visitors climb the Currituck Beach Lighthouse or spend an afternoon touring the Whalehead in Historic Corolla (a 1920s-era house museum). With its mild climate, golf, surfing and kayaking can be enjoyed nearly year-round on the Currituck Outer Banks. Relax

The Currituck Outer Banks beaches are some of the most tranquil on the East Coast. The perfect place to put up your feet and enjoy a good book, listen to the waves or just close your eyes and breathe in the vitamin sea. Spend a relaxing afternoon sampling wines from local vineyards, or shop for treasures at eclectic, one-of-a-kind shops. 48 MARCH 2019


Where to stay

Whether your vacation plans are for a week or a weekend, there are accommodations to meet your needs on the Currituck Outer Banks. Vacation rental homes offer amenities including swimming pools, hot tubs, in-home theaters and pet-friendly options. There is also an oceanfront hotel, an inn and a luxurious bed and breakfast. Whatever your budget, you will find comfortable accomodations to meet your needs. Local eats

Take some time to sample our famous, mouth-watering North Carolina barbecue and freshly caught seafood at one of the local restaurants. Currituck also has

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two vineyards and a brewery, all offering award-winning flavors. Inside scoop

Leave early, and make plans to stop along the way. You won’t want to miss the many unique shops and farm markets. First, stop by Trip Advisor’s No. 1 suggestion, the Welcome Center in Moyock. There you’ll find valuable information, maps, clean restrooms, free coffee and a healthy dose of Southern hospitality. For more information and a free Visitor’s Guide, contact Currituck Outer Banks Tourism at 877-287-7488, or visit the official Currituck OBX tourism website at

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The Outer Banks has a way of connecting with people, staying with them long after the vacation is over. Uncrowded beaches that stretch for miles and the endless possibilities that come with them. You’ll find plenty of vacation rentals, hotels and other comfortable lodging options to call “home” for a few days, or a week or two. The restaurant and shopping choices are every bit as diverse. Not many big box stores or chain restaurants out here. Chances are, you’ll have to try something new. You’ll be rewarded for stepping outside of the ordinary.

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Much like our famous folk art installations, the whirligigs, Wilson is made up of many pieces that create a distinct community. Stroll through our revitalized downtown, dine at a time-honored restaurant, and visit family-friendly museums. Our Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park & Museum is a can’t-miss destination. Join us for concerts and movies on the lawn. Or simply sit and stare at the magnificent whirligigs. Our year culminates with the North Carolina Whirligig Festival in November, with 200 art and food vendors, plus four entertainment stages. Additional information and resources can be found at Or call the Wilson Visitors Center at 1-800-497-7398. Special Advertising Section


Town of Surf City NORTH New Beginnings

Last September a mean-spirited lady named Florence paid a visit. Her 100-mile-an-hourwinds, combined with three feet of rain, brought less than pleasant results. Recovery began immediately, and since then, thousands of cubic yards of debris, both vegetative and waste, have been removed from the beach strand and streets. Our guests may note some longerterm loss, but most businesses are back in gear and ready to welcome both old-timers and newcomers.


The Gateway to Topsail Island

Surf City is the gateway to Topsail island, a 26-mile long barrier Island on North Carolina’s southeastern coast. Our new high-rise bridge soars 65 feet above Topsail sound, offering splendid vistas of the wetlands and the ocean. A barricaded pedestrian walkway allows safe access for those wishing to stroll and absorb the breathtaking panoramas. Beaches and Waterways

Generations of visitors have enjoyed Surf City, owing to its clean and uncrowded beaches that have become a hallmark of the town. 30 designated public beach access points, a few still awaiting post-storm repair, offer free parking and convenient access to the beach. From our maritime forests, to our wetlands, to our waterways, our broad biodiversity offers up a great setting to explore the sights and sounds of an extensive variety of plant and animal life. Lying west of Surf City, Topsail Sound separates the island portion 50 MARCH 2019

of the town from the mainland. This narrow body of water, with its nearby creeks, estuaries and wetlands provides the perfect setting for canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle-boarding, water and jet skiing, birding and fishing. Topsail’s Turtles

Surf City is a sanctuary for loggerhead and other varieties of endangered sea turtles that typically nest on its shores from May through October. Surf City is the home of the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, whose volunteers care for injured sea turtles and then return them to their ocean home. Topsail Tradition

Surf City has been the commercial heart of Topsail Island for 70 years. The town has grown from a small fishing village that was home to a small handful of families to a year-round community of some 2,600. Visitors enjoy Surf City as “the way the beach used to

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be,” quiet, serene, peaceful and bucolic. Cross our new, high rise bridge, step back into the past, begin your family tradition or continue one. Heading Here

Located just off the southeastern North Carolina coast, Surf City is easily accessible from the Triangle, from I-40 and US Route 17, via NC Highways 50 and 210.

St. James Plantation NORTH Want it all? One visit to this beautiful gated community, and you will want to make it your home! Nestled near Historic Wilmington, along the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) in the charming seaside village of Southport, is St. James Plantation, the crown jewel of North Carolina’s southern coast. Residents enjoy over $100 million of completed (and paid for) firstclass amenities: Oceanfront Beach Club, 475 ICW Slip Marina and Marketplace, $4 Million Wellness Center, 81 Holes of Golf, four Club Houses, Tennis, Dog Parks, Lakefront Amphitheater, Community Gardens, Biking and Walking Trails, Kayak Launch Ramp and much more. And if that’s not enough, there are over 100 social clubs to explore.


To Do

Our private beach club on Oak Island greets you with an uncrowded, wide sandy beach, along with a covered cabana and swimming pool. Boaters and water lovers enjoy our waterway park on the Intracoastal with a full-service marina and marketplace, where there is also a waterside grille and tiki bar. We also boast four country clubs with upscale dining and diverse menus. Our four signature golf courses are “Audubon-Certified Cooperative Sanctuaries” and created by some of the most celebrated designers including Jack Nicklaus, P.B. Dye, Tim Cate and Hale Irwin. If tennis is your game of choice, we have our championship courts. Active residents can also exercise their options in our state-of-the-art, brand new $4 million Wellness Center or escape to the outdoors and enjoy community gardens and countless miles of walking, biking and nature trails. Just outside St. James’ gates is a brand new medical center for your convenience as well.

There are countless ways to stay active in this mild Carolina climate with four distinct seasons. It’s perfect for enjoying outdoor concerts at our lakefront amphitheater, cycling with the St. James Bikers Club, volunteering with the service club or taking a class at the local college. You can always express your creative side through painting or sculpting at the Artisans Gallery on the waterfront.

attend the state’s largest 4th of July celebration! Inside Scoop Homes range from the high $200s to $1 million plus, and home sites start from the $60s. To learn more or to schedule a tour, call 800-245-3871 or visit St. James Plantation … A seatown, a hometown, a timeless way of life!

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nce we thought nothing of tossing aluminum cans or glass bottles in the trash, but now most of us thoughtfully sort our paper, metal and plastic. And residents are turning that same mindfulness to recycling their food waste as well. By allowing fruit, vegetables and leaves to decompose naturally, the organic materials become a rich soil amendment called compost. continued on page 54


How to

COMPOST THE “ADD-AS-YOU-GO” or continuous pile method allows organic materials to be added as they become available. It takes a little longer for your kitchen scraps to turn into lovely compost, but the effort is minimal once the pile is established. While you can compost in an open pile or bin you build yourself, the easiest way to start composting is with a purchased bin. Triangle residents can order a discounted bin through the Town of Cary or Wake County. How to store it

Place your compost bin in a flat, open space that you can get to easily but isn’t right next to your house or garage. A shady spot is ideal, so the compost doesn’t dry out as quickly in the hot North Carolina summers.

At a recent Town of Cary event at Good Hope Farm, all the paper and food scraps were collected to be composted. At many other town events, like the annual veterans luncheon, all of the disposable flatware, plates and cups are composted along with the food scraps.

Load it

Get results

To load composter, add four or five inches of brown materials to the bottom of your bin, and water thoroughly. Sprinkle with a handful of soil to introduce more microorganisms.

After a few months, you will have finished compost at the bottom of your bin, ready for your flower beds. Most commercial bins have trap doors so you can remove the finished compost and leave the unfinished compost in the bin. Sources:, N.C. Cooperative Extension Service

Keep it balanced

Add a layer of green materials, and finish with another layer of brown materials. Alternate layers of greens and browns as they become available, but always cover food scraps with a brown layer. This keeps away flies and other pests; it also reduces unpleasant odors. Air it out

Your compost pile also needs air and water for the microorganisms to do their thing. Once a week, turn the contents of your bin with a digging fork or shovel. If this isn’t practical, try poking it with a broom handle or aerating device. When you are turning the pile, notice how wet it is. The organic material should be damp -- like a wrung-out sponge. Add water if it’s too dry, or add some brown materials if it’s too wet. 54 MARCH 2019

RESOURCES: • “Home Composting Made Easy,” by Christopher Forrest McDowell and Tricia Clark-McDowell. • N.C. Cooperative Extension Service. •Compost giveaway workshops. Spring classes are March 7-9, at Good Hope Farm in Cary, registration is required., search “compost giveaway workshops” •Discount compost bins. Open to all Triangle residents, Cary’s annual sale of compost bins will be April 9-May 9., search “online compost bin sales”. Wake County’s annual bin sale is May 1-31. • CompostNow picks up compostable materials and returns finished compost to you. Source: Sarah Justice, Town of Cary

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“People are just more conscious of what they’re throwing away,” said Sarah Justice, environmental outreach coordinator with the Town of Cary. More than a quarter of the area’s household waste is yard trimmings and food scraps, according to the Wake County website. Justice puts that figure closer to 70 percent. “A lot of people look at all that information and think, ‘Composting is just the right thing to do.’ And if you can make it simple and accessible and show people the personal benefits that they get from it, then they’re likely to try it,” she said. During several composting workshops that Justice leads in the spring and fall, she makes the connection between composting, healthy soil and home gardening. “Of course, we want you to compost because it’s the right thing to do for our solid waste system and the environment,” said Justice, “but I also think there’s a huge quality of life component to growing your own food and flowers and having a beautiful lawn.” continued on page 57



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Kat Nigro from CompostNow shows the texture of the finished compost that the company provides to members and garden partners.

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Dry Leaves

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What goes

Fruit and Vegetable Scraps

Coffee Grounds & Filter Paper

Shredded Paper


Sawdust & Wood Shavings

House Plants

Kitchen & Toilet Roll Tubes


Straw & Hay

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Grass & Plant Clippings

Old Floral Bouquets




Animal manure from chickens or other herbivores Cardboard rolls, cereal boxes, brown paper bags Coffee grounds and filters Cotton and wool rags Dryer and vacuum cleaner lint Eggshells Fireplace ashes Fruits and vegetables Grass clippings, yard trimmings Hair and fur Hay and straw Houseplants Leaves Nut shells Paper towels Seaweed (rinse off salt water) Shredded newspaper Shredded bills, bank statements, junk mail and office paper Tea and tea bags Wood chips, sawdust, toothpicks, burnt matches

What not



(and why)

Black walnut tree leaves or twigs (releases substances that might be harmful to plants) Coal or charcoal ash (contains substances harmful to plants) Dairy products (creates odor problems and attracts pests) Diseased or insect-ridden plants (diseases or insects might spread) Fats, grease, lard or oils (creates odor problems and attracts pests) Meat, fish, egg or poultry scraps (creates odor problems and attracts pests) Pet wastes (dog or cat feces, cat litter) (might contain parasites or germs) Yard trimmings treated with pesticides (might kill composting organisms)

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“Cary may be a unique culture because we are a community of people who love their lawns, a community of people who are engaged in the environment in a really deep way.” — Sarah Justice, Town of Cary continued from page 54

The most common method is pile composting, which involves layering greens and browns in an enclosure or purchased bin located in the back yard. Some homeowners’ associations have guidelines on outdoor compost bins, so it’s worth checking the community rules before beginning this project. Every spring, discount compost bins are available online from Wake County and the Town of Cary. Justice says the town usually sells between 200 and 300 bins every year, a figure that she interprets as a steady interest in composting. “Cary may be a unique culture because we are a community of people who love their lawns, a community of people who are engaged in the environment in a really deep way,” she said. “I do see the culture shifting, and I see the demand increasing.” For apartment dwellers or those without a yard, Justice suggests vermicomposting. With this method, kitchen scraps are fed to hungry worms that live in a plastic tub. Depending on its size, the worm habitat can be stashed in a utility closet or under the kitchen sink. Justice admits that there are some who are turned off by the whole idea of do-it-yourself composting, but who still want to do the right thing. For those people, a composting service like CompostNow is a good alternative. continued on page 58 CARY MAGAZINE 57

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“For the residential program, we made it really easy, clean and convenient, because we felt those were three pain points that people had with composting on their own. They thought it was too dirty, or it wasn’t very convenient, and it was a little bit difficult,” said Kat Nigro, head of marketing and engagement at CompostNow. For about $29 a month, residential clients get a four-gallon bin to fill with kitchen scraps and other composable materials. CompostNow picks the bin up once a week and replaces it with a clean bin. The company also offers plans for businesses, schools and restaurants. Because the company partners with Brooks Contracting, a local commercial composting company, all sorts of unlikely items can be composted, Nigro says. Meat and bones, paper plates and coffee cups, even last night’s leftovers can go in the bin. For every 10 pounds of organic material, subscribers can receive five pounds of compost for their yard. If members don’t want the finished compost, they can donate it to a local community garden like the Gracious Harvest Community Garden in downtown Cary or the student garden at Northwoods Elementary School. Since 2011, when the service launched in the Triangle, more than 9.5 million pounds of organic material have been diverted from landfills, and more than 4.5 million pounds of compost have been created for local gardens, the company reports. CompostNow also operates in Asheville, Atlanta and Charleston, S.C. “People are recognizing the need for composting. They’re seeing our waste management system is broken, and they’re wanting to do something on an individual level to make an impact on their community,” said Nigro. “A lot of people feel overwhelmed with all the stuff we throw away and a little helpless. By choosing to compost, they are able to make a huge impact by doing such a simple thing.” t 58 MARCH 2019


• Composting saves money, avoiding the need to buy compost to improve soil. • Using compost also reduces the need for commercial herbicides and fertilizers. • Adding compost to the soil helps it absorb and retain more water, preventing erosion.

• Composting cuts the amount of trash your household generates and sends to the landfill. • When organic material decomposes in the landfill, methane is generated. Composting doesn’t produce methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. • Composting lowers your carbon footprint.

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IF “BONNE CHANCE” has you planning for the real possibility of a French vacation this year, keep in mind that France is brimming with many beautiful gardens worth adding to any getaway itinerary. Need suggestions? Here are four of my favorites.


■ Giverny. Claude Monet’s gardens — need I say more? Located just off the banks of the Seine River, 46 miles west of Paris — and easily reachable from the City of Lights by bus, train or even boat — this living inspiration created by one of the founders of French Impressionism is two distinct gardens. The Clos Normand is an annual riot of colors and natural perfumes from mixed flowering plants allowed to playfully stretch, droop and flop from structured Old World rectangular beds. The Water Garden is Monet’s masterpiece of vibrant marginal plants, stately mature trees, still waters and soulsoothing serenity that also showcases his famous Moon Bridge and iconic water lilies. continued on page 62


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■ Chateau de Valmer. Tucked away in the beautiful Loire Valley in central France, about 140 miles south of Paris, Chateau de Valmer is a vineyard well known for its Vouvray wines. It is also an elegant estate dating to the 1400s featuring well-maintained Italian Renaissance gardens flowing from eight different tiers. Terrace of the Florentine Fountains, High Terrace, Leda’s Terrace, Terrace of the Anduze Vases — these are but a few of the poetic appellations that do justice to the many eye-pleasing planting areas that border this graceful property. Chateau de Villandry

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■ Chateau de Villandry. While enjoying the delightful sights and sensations of the Loire Valley, why not double your pleasure in garden-gazing? Less than an hour’s drive west from Chateau de Valmer, Villandry is one of France’s most visited historic estates open to the public, and for good reason. This 16th-century retreat is embraced by a dreamscape of meticulously manicured, outstandingly colorful formal Renaissance gardens. My favorite is the Kitchen Garden, which lays out precise patterns with lettuce, chives, cabbages, peppers, carrots, chard, tomatoes, leeks and beets that are corralled by tightly pruned boxwoods. Call it opulent veggie gardening, if you will.

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TIMELY TIP While we’re speaking French, if you are thinking about adding French hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla) to your garden this spring, remember, for typical cultivars, the color of their fancy flowers depends on soil acidity. Prefer a blue hue? Grow these beauties in acidic soil (pH 6 or less), which is a usual given in most Cary gardens. Intense pink blooms can be had in alkaline (pH 7 and higher) growing ground. In neutral soil (pH 6 to 7), these pretties can even shift to purple.

French Hydrangea

To increase acidic conditions, mix in sulfur or aluminum sulfate to the planting area, while generous applications of lime around such hydrangeas will put you in the pink. Keep in mind that such color change will take some time, but faster results can be had with potted French hydrangeas.

To Do in the GARDEN ■ Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. With such a dapper name and located on the French Riviera beVilla Ephrussi de Rothschild tween Nice and Monaco, you would expect full-on fancy, and this garden delivers. Started in the early 1900s, the grounds of this Rothschild estate display nine unique gardens flanking a central pool area. Crunchy gravel paths guide visitors through gardens of varying styles, such as French, Spanish, Florentine, Japanese and Provençal, on a promontory that also offers sweeping vistas of the Mediterranean. Full-on fancy, indeed. L.A. Jackson is the former editor of Carolina Gardener Magazine. Want to ask L.A. a question about your garden? Contact him by email at


• If your green thumb is itching to begin growing annual edibles, cool-season favorites such as lettuce, spinach, radishes, onions, kale, potatoes, turnips, mustard greens, cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage can all be planted in the vegetable patch this month. • Has your lawn mower blade been sharpened in the last two years? Remember: A sharp blade cuts; a dull blade tears, which makes grass more susceptible to diseases. • For more flower power in the coming summer, early this month, prune woody ornamentals such as abelia, buddleia, althea, crepe myrtle, pomegranate, clethera and vitex that develop blossoms off new growth. • Easy on the pruners! Not all trees and shrubs will benefit from a shearing this month. Wait to snip

early-blooming beauties such as azalea, camellia (Camellia japonica), Carolina jessamine, forsythia, flowering quince, spirea, viburnum, mock orange, weigela and deciduous magnolia until after their flowers have faded. • Remove winter mulch from around roses and replace with a fresh organic covering for the warm-season growing period to come. A good one-two approach is to spread a layer of compost first and then cover it with shredded hardwood mulch. • Also rake out the protective winter mulch from hardy perennials and replace with fresh organic material, but be careful not to cover any new growth or basal leaves. • Celebrate spring with your feathered garden buddies by cleaning debris out of bird houses and giving the bird bath a good scrubbing. CARY MAGAZINE 63

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hen Bryan Henry walks into a room of people, whether they are friends, acquaintances or strangers, he has a way of winning them over. “His attitude is infectious, and you cannot help but be happy around him, because he’s just full of joy,” said Chris Underwood, Henry’s coach and friend for the past dozen years. Henry, 26, of Apex, also has a way of winning in the swimming pool. In July, Henry, an avid Carolina Hurricanes hockey fan, recorded a unique hat trick of his own by winning three gold medals and adding a bronze at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle. The performance earned Henry a spot on the U.S. team that will compete in the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi set for March 14-21. Of the nearly 40,000 athletes who 66 MARCH 2019

compete at the Special Olympics North Carolina level, Henry is one of four who will represent the United States. “It’s a great honor,” he said of the opportunity. “I’m nervous, but I’m ready. I’m ready to meet new people and make new friends from around the world who I will be swimming against.” While Underwood believes Henry will acquit himself well in Abu Dhabi, he is also certain that Henry will leave a mark on the other athletes. “His work ethic is tremendous,” said Underwood. “He takes in the instruction you give him and works hard on what you ask him to do. But on top of that, his sportsmanship makes him the role model of the team. Win or lose, he’s always very gra-

cious to the athletes he competes against.” Henry’s breakout USA Games performance, coupled with his easy-going and upbeat demeanor, made him an ideal candidate to become a Special

Bryan Henry practices at Optimist Pool in Raleigh. “He’s tall, has long arms, so naturally just built for swimming. You take that with the way he trains, and his work ethic has a lot to do with how good he is. He puts the time in the pool,” says his coach, Chris Underwood.

Olympics North Carolina Global Messenger when he returned from Seattle. In that role, Henry goes around the state speaking to various clubs and groups on behalf of SONC. “The thing about Bryan is that he is so genuine,” said Rachel McQuiston, vice president of communications, Special Olympics North Carolina. “He enjoys sharing his experiences — and does it very well — but he’s also very interested in what you have to say. He just has the best attitude and is excited about life. He truly embodies the courage and joy of the Special Olympic athletes.” The events of the past year or so have had other benefits. “These experiences have pushed Bryan beyond his comfort zone and opened so many new doors for him,” said his mother, Melissa Henry. “He’s grown in his confidence.”

Beyond Henry’s contagious personality, though, flows an intense competitive streak that comes naturally. “It runs in the family,” joked Melissa Henry. “His attitude is The second of four children, infectious, and you Henry has also competed in basketball, soccer and track and field at the cannot help but be Special Olympics North Carolina level over the years. He’s also tried happy around him his hand at hockey. But swimming, which he started because he’s just at around age 5 but did not take seriously until a few years later, captured full of joy.” and kept his fascination. One day Hen— Chris Underwood,Coach ry made the life-altering proclamation: “I think I’m going to try swimming in the Special Olympics,” Melissa Henry recalled. continued on page 69 CARY MAGAZINE 67

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With the help of his younger sister Sarah’s Raleigh Swimming Association coach, Henry learned the mandatory two strokes that allowed him to swim for the Raleigh Racers, the area’s Special Olympics team, and meet Underwood. He later swam competitively for RSA and made the Apex High School team his final two years, earning the team’s Coach’s Award in 2011-12. Once he aged out of the Raleigh Swimming Association, Henry began swimming for Raleigh Area Masters, a team that features a number of excollegiate swimmers. “He has the body, the build to be a swimmer,” said Underwood of the 6-foot-2-inch Henry, who works part-time as a bagger and clerk at Harris Teeter in Holly Springs and recently earned his driver’s license. “He’s tall, has long arms, so naturally just built for swimming. You take that with the way he trains, and his work ethic has a lot to do with how good he is. He puts the time in the pool.”

The Raleigh Racers is the area’s Special Olympics swim team. The nonprofit provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for athletes with intellectual disabilities. By attracting a wide audience for its sporting events, the Special Olympics also aims to be a driving force for social inclusion and acceptance.

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Bryan Henry won three gold medals and a bronze in July at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle. Because of his athletic ability and his upbeat nature, he speaks to various groups and clubs around the state on behalf of Special Olympics North Carolina, which is based in Morrisville.

Henry’s road to the World Games began in 2017, when he won gold in the 100-yard Butterfly and Breaststroke, and the 50-yard Freestyle at the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games. Afterward, Henry was selected to represent North Carolina in Seattle. He and Underwood also went to work on “These experiences have pushed Bryan making sure Henry’s 100-meter Freestyle time met the minimum criteria to swim beyond his comfort zone and opened in the high-performance division, which so many new doors for him. He’s showcases the nation’s fastest swimmers. The required time was 1:02.27, grown in his confidence.” but in the weeks leading up to the USA Games, Henry posted a meter-equiva— Melissa Henry, Mother lent time of 1:00.55 time at the 2018 SONC Summer Games. “I think that was great for his overall mindset and confidence heading into the said Henry, who is looking forward to the flight to USA Games,” Underwood said. Abu Dhabi and has learned a bit of Arabic. “I’m OK. In Seattle, after overcoming the fear of flying There will be plenty of time to sleep on the plane.” on a plane for the first time, Henry blossomed. He Once in Abu Dhabi, Henry will swim the same won his respective divisions in the 200-meter In- schedule as he did at the USA Games. He’s confident dividual Medley and the 100-meter Butterfly, and and he’s ready. also the 100-meter Freestyle High Performance, “I’ll be bringing it home,” he said of swimming which earned him an automatic berth on the U.S. the freestyle relay’s final leg. national team. He also won a bronze as part of the Henry also understands the deeper meaning. He 4x25 Freestyle Relay. hopes to bring home more gold. “I was nervous at first, but now I love to fly,” “Yes. That would be fun.” t


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LET THIS SINK IN for a moment: James Beard Awardwinning chef Andrea Reusing has owned and operated her esteemed Lantern restaurant in downtown Chapel Hill for more than 17 years. In a time when eateries come and go faster than you can read this publication cover to cover, Reusing’s culinary resilience is remarkable. A New Jersey native, Reusing first made a name for herself at Raleigh’s renowned, but now defunct, Enoteca Vin. She then teamed up with her brother, Brendan Reusing, to open Lantern in 2002. The siblings enjoyed childhood excursions to New York City’s Chinatown, so they purposefully chose to serve Asian-inspired cuisine using local, seasonal ingredients. From day one, Reusing’s fervent commitment to hyperlocal sourcing and ethical farming practices have endeared her to the pro-sustainability community. It also doesn’t hurt that she churns out sublime dishes such as the now-legendary tea-smoked roast chicken that has gained nationwide media attention. Gourmet magazine included Lantern on its list of America’s Top 50 Restaurants. “We try not to be total purists with the farm-to-table concept,” said the self-taught chef during a recent conversation. “As soon as we get locally sourced items, we put them on the menu and simply take something else off. But we still bring in incredible wasabi from the Pacific northwest, great truffles from France and consistently good citrus from Louisiana.”

Currently, thanks largely to Locals Seafood, Reusing has reliable access to quality fish and shellfish from the North Carolina coast. “It’s great to get sheepshead, croaker and black drum, which are more interesting and delicious than typical fish like grouper and flounder,” she said. No wonder a coriander- and jalapeño-infused salt-andpepper shrimp starter tastes so fresh you’ll contend it was hauled in from the Atlantic earlier the same day. continued on page 76

The spare, yet cozy, Lantern Garden dining room welcomes visitors.


“We try not to be total purists with the farm-to-table concept. As soon as we get locally sourced items, we put them on the menu and simply take something else off. But we still bring in incredible wasabi from the Pacific northwest, great truffles from France and consistently good citrus from Louisiana.” — Andrea Reusing, owner, Lantern

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Andrea Reusing has owned and operated Lantern restaurant in downtown Chapel Hill for more than 17 years. The acclaimed dining spot has been called one of America’s best restaurants.

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If you’re planning a visit, consider getting several smallplate choices and sharing them with your tablemate. Try the rewarding bento box appetizer featuring sake- and tea-cured Alaskan sockeye salmon, house-pickled ginger, red cabbage, miso mayo, sticky rice and nori. Piquant Korean fried chicken with pickled radish also will not disappoint. Among the stellar entrees you’re likely to see on the menu include a Japanese steakhouse-style grass-fed New York strip amid crispy spinach, ponzu sauce and green-tea sushi rice; roasted Moulard duck alongside white sweet potato and pickled apple; and curry-infused wok-seared scallops with fresh turmeric, toasted cashews and spicy grapefruit salad. If it’s available, order the fork-tender 16-ounce coconut-braised pork shank surrounded by roasted peanuts, lemongrass, jasmine rice and spicy green papaya salad. Reusing adds that many of her kitchen staffers hail from Mexico and Central America, which provides opportunities for a Latin inflection in the food. continued on page 78

The bento box appetizer features sake- and tea-cured Alaskan sockeye salmon, house-pickled ginger, red cabbage, miso mayo, sticky rice and nori.


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“We have a spicy aguachile Mexican dish with cucumbers, chili peppers, salt and olive oil that has incredible layers of flavor,” she said. Once you’ve enjoyed the savory selections, finish your outing with a distinctive dessert like chestnut crème caramel with poached pear, ginger ice cream or warm cake made with artisan chocolate from Raleigh’s Escazú or Asheville’s French Broad. Reusing says Lantern’s diverse wine list focuses on “vineyards that treat wine as an agricultural product.” Bright, crisp, varieties of red and white are available by the bottle or glass. While the inventive gastronomy may be what lures most guests through Lantern’s front door, the friendly, attentive waitstaff enhances the dining experience. “Our staff is diverse as far as age, race and background, but we hire based on personality,” Reusing explained. “We look for people who love to work and like to have fun.”

Locals Seafood supplies fresh shellfish and seafood to Lantern, where it winds up in appetizers like coriander- and jalapeño-infused salt-and-pepper shrimp.

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All told, some 45 staff members help keep Lantern burning bright. That includes key back-of-house workhorses like Miguel Torrez, chef de cuisine and business partner, and pastry chef Yadira Martinez. Lantern’s cozy main dining room décor gives off a decidedly minimalistic vibe with sage green walls, black tables and hanging light fixtures of various shapes and sizes. Down a narrow back hall, a red-and-black hued bar serves up producedriven cocktails with high-intensity flavors. The airy Lantern Table room features high ceilings, large windows and an open kitchen to offer plenty of space for private dining, cooking classes and other special events. An ivyladen outdoor patio called Lantern Garden provides intimate seating for about 15 people. As to what Reusing finds most rewarding, it’s knowing that she’s making a positive impact on the lives of local suppliers such as Chapel Hill Creamery, where she sources pork.

By pickling and preserving locally grown produce, chefs at Lantern and The Durham are able to use more North Carolina foods year-round.

“We like to buy from select local purveyors,” Reusing said. “Instead of spending hundreds of dollars with a lot of farms, we spend thousands with fewer farms because that really helps those growers.” These days, Reusing splits time between Lantern and The Durham, located inside The Durham Hotel, where she serves as executive chef. The restaurant features a seasonally changing menu focusing on elemental American fare. “It was never my intent to operate food and beverage in a hotel,” she said. “The ownership group trusted me to put together a small, focused menu that represents North Carolina food well. We don’t do chocolate-dipped strawberries or a melon plate, but we do lots of pickling and preserving.” It goes without saying that Reusing stays busy, but she relishes the time she’s able to spend with musician husband, Mac McCaughan, and their two children.

The dining experience at Lantern is enhanced by a friendly, knowledgeable waitstaff and flowers on the table.

“Our kids are 11 and 15, so as long as they still want to hang out with me, I treasure those moments together,” she said. Somehow Reusing also finds time to work on a second book to follow her 2011 release “Cooking in the Moment.” Then there are endeavors like Lantern’s Kitchen Patrol project for kids and serving on the boards of the Center of Environmental Farming Systems and Chefs Collaborative. “Every day is different,” she said with a smile, “but life is short, and I still really enjoy cooking and being in the kitchen.” Lantern is open Monday through Saturday for dinner. Reservations are strongly recommended. t

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Fount Coffee + Kitchen opened near Morrisville’s Perimeter Park in December, close to the new Wake Tech campus, RTP businesses and several residential areas. “We have taken great care to think through the needs of each of our prospective guests, acknowledging that many people are coming to Morrisville not just to work, but to live,” says co-owner Katie Kilgore.

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FOUNT COFFEE + KITCHEN, near Morrisville’s Perimeter Park, is an inviting space to meet friends or linger over coffee while you answer email. The café serves Durham’s Counter Culture Coffee alongside a substantial menu of smoothie bowls, salads, open-faced toast “stacks,” baked goods and small plates. Fount’s dishes are gluten-free and made with ingredients that are natural, nutrient-dense and wholesome. The drink menu also includes Cary-based Tribucha Kombucha and a rotating offering of wine and seasonal craft beer. Katie Kilgore, who grew up in Apex, launched the café in December with her husband, George, a Raleigh native. They partnered with Shawn and Kristen Preissner, who is also from Raleigh. Recently Katie Kilgore took a moment to discuss coffee, the unique menu and creating a gathering place.

ciate the art and science that goes into the final pour and presentation of a given coffee. We value whole foods — foods that are clean, naturally-derived, sourced sustainably and supportive of local farms. We love that we are able to offer a menu that is 100 percent gluten-free and filled with vegan, vegetarian and allergen-friendly options that all taste delicious. However, while we value the coffee and food offerings, our business’ primary aim is to love, serve, appreciate and celebrate the people in our community. The universal language of sipping coffee and sharing a meal is a powerful instrument for unity and hospitality, which our world needs more of. We have high standards for the space and the service to carry this mission out, because we believe the product you serve as well as the way you serve it reflects the value you place on an individual.

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What’s been the biggest challenge

The four of us love coffee — specifically coffee that is grown, roasted and served in a way that maintains and honors the integrity of the coffee itself — celebrating origin, natural tasting notes and the many hands it has passed through to go from seed to cup. We also appre-

as entrepreneurs?

While the challenges are many, and the learning curve is sharp as entrepreneurs, our greatest hurdle is simply finding the time to work on the business — strategically and administratively — versus just in the business.

“We prepare and serve our food and drinks with intentionality and excellence, because we believe that all people deserve the best.” — Katie Kilgore, Owner What’s great about your location? Did it help that three of the partners were familiar with the area?

We are incredibly grateful for our space and its close proximity to Research Triangle Park and numerous thriving residential neighborhoods in Morrisville. Being right on Chapel Hill Road and adjacent to two major interstates is also a blessing as it allows people to access us conveniently — making Fount a great meet-up spot. We were drawn to this location in particular because of the diversity, innovation and the overall emerging culture of the area with so many new individuals and families putting down roots here. Because three of us grew up in Wake County, we experienced firsthand the rapid

Fount tempts morning commuters with Durham’s Counter Culture Coffee and a variety of gluten-free baked goods. The café also features a substantial menu to satisfy throughout the day — smoothie bowls, salads, artisan toasts, beer and wine.

growth that has taken place in the Triangle as well as the small businesses that have opened and flourished here. We see our presence in this community as a privilege, and seek to contribute to the quality of life in this area by providing a gathering space for professionals, families, students and everyone in between. What’s been the best aspect of owning a business?

The best part of owning this business has been the ability to build relationships with customers — learning faces, names, orders, stories — and to provide meaningful work and a healthy workplace culture for our team members. What is your favorite item

Fount Coffee & Kitchen's L.J. Mendoza prepares freshly ground coffee to order.

on the menu?

We’ve loved serving the curried chicken skewers. We marinate and skewer organic tenders in a scratch-made coconut-curry sauce and serve them hot off the grill over a honey lime yogurt sauce. We also love the avocado smash and how it’s grown to have a significant fan base. It’s fun crafting and customizing this toast to make it exactly the way guests want it. What’s behind the quote, “Come as you are”? A popular choice is the avocado smash: A slice of hearty gluten-free sourdough topped with avocado, lime, red pepper, heirloom tomatoes and toasted pine nuts.

It is our way of saying to this community, “Our door is open, and there is a seat for

you at our table. We exist to serve everyone — and that includes you — just as you are.” We see ourselves at Fount as offering more than a product, but also providing opportunities to remind individuals they are seen, heard, valued and cared for. Our mission statement is to always serve in a way that is excellent, intentional and joyful — knowing our efforts bear lasting impact. t Fount Coffee + Kitchen 10954 Chapel Hill Road., Suite. 107 & 109, Morrisville CARY MAGAZINE 83

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chili colorado

The Triangle’s award-winning destination for cooks, foodies, chefs and gadget lovers.

Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 5 cups beef broth, divided 8 dried large red chili peppers (Guajillo, New Mexico, or ancho), stems removed, and seeded 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 6 cloves garlic, smashed 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ancho chile powder 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2-1/2 pounds beef chuck, cut in 1-inch cubes 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 bay leaf Serve with: Flour tortillas, warmed Rice Cilantro Sliced radishes Sliced jalapeño peppers Lime wedges Directions: 1. Remove the stem and seeds from the dried chili peppers. In a small saucepan, add the peppers and beef broth and simmer on low for 30 minutes until the peppers have softened completely.

2. Meanwhile, in a large Dutch oven, sauté the aromatics. Add the onion and garlic to 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and sauté until the onion is translucent. Add the cumin, oregano and ancho chili powder, and let the spices bloom while stirring for two minutes. 3. Once the peppers have rehydrated and the aromatics have been sautéed, blend the sauce together. Carefully add the rehydrated chili peppers and soaking broth to a high-speed blender, and blend with the sautéed aromatics and the tomato paste. Blend together until the sauce is smooth. 4. Meanwhile, prepare the beef. Toss the 1-inch cubes of beef with the flour, kosher salt and pepper. In the large Dutch oven, brown the beef in 2 tablespoons of olive oil until all sides have browned. 5. Add 3 cups of beef broth to the beef, a bay leaf and cover. Simmer on low for 1 hour. 6. Remove the lid, and then add in the red sauce. Simmer on low, uncovered for another 45 minutes, or until the beef is fall-apart tender and the sauce thickened. 7. Serve with flour or corn tortillas, rice, cilantro, radishes, lime wedges and fresh slices of jalapeño.

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perfect pairing

chili colorado


Montinore Estate Almost Dry Riesling Willamette Valley Chili Colorado’s blend of dried peppers ensures a dish with rich flavor and plenty of heat. A great pick in a white wine with any spicy dish is an off-dry riesling because of its depth of flavor and crisp acidity. Oregon’s Willamette Valley possesses an exceptional climate to produce world-class rieslings, and the Montinore Estate Almost Dry is a serious take on a high quality Kabinett-level German white. Montinore is the largest producer of certified estate wines in the U.S. made from biodynamic grapes. The wine exhibits flavors of lime, nectarine and pear, with a finish that is slightly sweet-savory and seductively satisfying. $16.99

Kir-Yianni Estate Akakies Sparkling Rosé Wine production in Greece dates back 3,000 years, but ask most people to name a Greek wine, and retsina will invariably be the reply. Greece is a dynamic wine-growing country that is only now exporting some of its best wines. Kir-Yianni is an exciting producer of estategrown wines, and their sparkling rosé is made from 100-percent Xinomavro. This revered red grape is similar in pedigree to Burgundy’s pinot noir, and the sparkling wines possess all the finesse and fruit of the best Champagne — at a fraction of the price. $24.99

Black’s Station Red Blend Yolo County Yolo County lies to the northeast of Napa Valley and produces red wines every bit the equal of their well-regarded neighbor. This red blend from Black’s Station (the former name of present-day Zamora, Calif.), is a sinuous blend of petit verdot and petite sirah. Wine Enthusiast gave it a “Best Buy” and noted the wine was “full-bodied and hefty in mouthfeel, blending oaky spice accents with blueberry and blackberry flavors.” This is a big red for a small price, and it’s uniquely qualified to match the hearty spice of a well-seasoned bowl of Chili Colorado. $12.99

Glenn Hagedorn is a partner at Triangle Wine Company. Before his arrival in North Carolina, he obtained a degree from UC-Davis in viticluture and enology and worked the journeyman winemaking circuit in Napa for many vintages. He currently holds a first-degree certification with The Court of Master Sommeliers.



liquid assets

Crude Extraction


OAKLYN SPRINGS BREWERY opened last year in Fuquay-Varina. Daniel “Rusty� Barker, the head brewer, worked at Bond Brothers Beer Company for a year before embarking on his own brewing path. The brewery recently commissioned its five-barrel brewhouse and is now producing a wide variety of styles. Crude Extraction is a coffee-oaked imperial stout featuring coffee from Mountain Air Roasting in Asheville. The beer pours like its viscous namesake: thick and luscious, jet black and opaque. The head is dark tan with tiny bubbles that dissipate quickly. Soon enough, the beer reverts to looking like the surface of an oil slick. Your nose will tell you that you are going to be drinking something dark. Hints of tobacco, coffee, cherry cola and black olive all come out as you anticipate that first sip. Its aroma is complex enough that one can linger over it for a long time, thinking about the various aspects of the beer before sampling it.

The beer drinks like it smells; imagine an espresso with a splash of cherries and dark chocolate. Other notes of roasted coffee and raisins express themselves as you savor this beer. Definitely full-bodied, the beer has a medium-low carbonation that gives it a toasty sharpness in line with a fine cup of

coffee. There is a slight warming note at the end of each sip that reminds you this beer is higher in gravity at 9 percent ABV. Crude Extraction is as advertised. It is a full-bodied beer that, if you are a fan of coffee and beer, is worth seeking out. Barker is off to a solid start in his lead brewing role at Oaklyn Springs!

Whit Baker is the brewmaster at Bond Brothers Beer Company in Cary. Having completed the Beer Judge Certification Program, he is experienced in evaluating professional and amateur beer in competitions. He is also an Advanced Cicerone, a certification which requires years of study and an expert knowledge of beer.


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The Cary Rotary Club has raised over $401,633 for hunger relief in the last fourteen years


The Cary Rotary Club thanks the following sponsors for supporting our 16th Annual Paragon Bank Chili Dinner to fight hunger held on February 1, 2019

Chili Dinner

CMC Hotels • Faulkner/Haynes & Associates, Inc. • G.H. Jordan Development Company Harold K. Jordan & Company, Inc. • Howard, Stallings, From, Atkins, Angell & Davis, PA • S&A Communications The UPS Store Stone Creek Village Cary • Whole Foods Market • Winfield & Associates Marketing and Advertising

Cary Rotary Club Named Sponsor



Burns & Bynum, CPA, PA • Capital Bank • The Cardinal at North Hills • Christ Episcopal Church Duke Energy • Elliott Davis Decosimo • Fink’s Jewelers • Interstate Batteries of Central Carolina Magnolia Glen • Schambs Property Management Group, Inc. • Kent Thompson

Event Sponsor


The Adcock Agency, Inc. Anonymous Barringer Sasser, LLP BB&T Brown-Wynne Funeral Home Bern and Kim Bullard

Cary Audiology Associates Cilantro Indian Cafe Sally Cox State Farm Insurance Davenport & Company, LLC Expressive Signs 4 You Glenaire

Hendrick Cary Auto Mall J.M. Edwards Jewelry Macgregor Draft House Novus Resources Rigsbee Consulting & CPA Services

Shaver Consulting, Inc Stancil & Company Underwood & Roberts, PLLC Woodland Terrace

—TAB L E SPO NSO R S— Alta Real Estate Advisors Crosstown Pub Ameriprise Financial Services Crutchfield Advisors, Inc. Andrus & Associates Dermatology, P.A. Diversified Consulting Group, PLLC Ashworth Drugs Edmundson & Company, CPAS Rod & Terry Brooks Erie Insurance Company Tom Brooks, D.D.S. Frankel Staffing Partners The Butcher’s Market Alexander Guess, CPA, PA Campbell Road Nursery Paul Harris Capital Insurance & Financial Services Hat Lady - Dorothy Schmelzeis Capitol Financial Solutions Dan Howell D.D.S. Cary Family Dental Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Assoc., PA Cary Martial Arts - Drs. James Womble, David Outlaw Cary Oil Company, Inc. & Michael Capps Connectivity Source Investors Trust Company Edward Corson, II Howard & Patsy Johnson

Joyce & Company J. Spell Enterprises Art & Mary Kamm Nelia S. Spencer – Paul Harris Fellow Lynn’s Hallmark Stepp Services, Inc. Mann ENT Clinic Taylor Family Ymca Massage 1 The Tar Heel Companies of NC, Inc. Metcalf Painting and Interiors Townsend Asset Tim Naehring Management Corporation Robert L. Niles, DDS Dan Turnbull, D.D.S. Northwoods Animal Hospital United Yacht Sales of the Carolinas Rey’s Restaurant (La Louisiane, LLC) Wake Funeral and Rhyne Management Associates, Inc. Cremation Services Saltbox Valet Westbrook & Associates Scott & Stringfellow Western Wake Eye Center, P.A. Ben & Laura Shivar Steve & Lisa Zaytoun Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

Special thanks to Whole Foods for preparing the food



Kill Devil Pecan Rum from Outer Banks Distillery

RUM MAY HAVE originated in the Caribbean, but Outer Banks Distillery in Manteo takes inspiration from the many stories of rum barrels sinking with the pirate ships along our North Carolina coast. Started in 2015 by four friends, the distillers of Kill Devil Rum have several delicious varieties of rum to offer. Their award-winning Kill Devil Pecan Rum is a fantastic bridge between a cordial and a rum, and it offers a lot of versatility in cocktails. The process for making this rum is quite unique and features local pecans from an orchard in Manns Harbor and local honey from Wanchese. The pecans and honey are loaded into a stainless steel tank and then silver (unaged) rum is added. All of these flavors marry in the tank for a week or so before being bottled. Best idea

ever? The leftover rum- and honey-soaked pecans are then transformed into candied pecans, available for purchase too.

Rum Russian 1 1/2 ounces Kill Devil Pecan Rum 1 ounce coffee liqueur (Durham Distillery Damn Fine Coffee Liqueur) 1 ounce heavy cream Shake with ice, and pour into glass of choice.

Kill Devil Pecan Rum tasting notes:

On the nose, the molasses base of the rum is present with a bit of the honey. At first sip, the heat of the alcohol quickly shifts to a nutty sweetness. The finish is long and reminiscent of a good whiskey. It’s nice over ice, but for a cocktail, take this spin on a White Russian. Instead of vodka, use Kill Devil Pecan Rum. Its depth of flavor beautifully complements coffee liqueur. If you’re planning to head to the Outer Banks as the weather warms up, this is a must add to your days away. The tours of the distillery are highly rated! P.S. Can you bring me back some of those rum-soaked candied pecans?

Melissa Katrincic owns Durham Distillery, the No. 1 Craft Gin Distillery in the U.S. and home of the award-winning Conniption Gin, with her husband Lee. She is also the former vice president of the Distiller’s Association of North Carolina. CARY MAGAZINE 91



CARY Abbey Road Tavern & Grill “Great food … outstanding live music.” 1195 W. Chatham St., Cary; (919) 481-4434; Andia’s Homemade Ice Cream “Premium quality ice cream and sorbet.” 10120 Green Level Church Road #208, Cary; (919) 901-8560; Annelore’s German Bakery “Pastries using the finest local ingredients.” 308 W. Chatham Street, Cary (919) 294-8040

Ashworth Drugs “Quintessential place for freshsqueezed lemonade, old-fashioned milkshakes and hot dogs.” 105 W. Chatham St., Cary; (919) 467-1877;


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Academy Street Bistro “A fresh take on Italian-American cuisine in the heart of Cary.” 200 S. Academy St., Cary; (919) 377-0509;

Crosstown Pub & Grill “A straightforward menu covers all the bases.” 140 E. Chatham St., Cary; (919) 650-2853;

Bellini Fine Italian Cuisine “Everything is made fresh from scratch in our kitchen.” 107 Edinburgh S. Drive, Suite 119, Cary; (919) 552-0303;

Bosphorus Restaurant “Traditional Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine in an elegant atmosphere.” 329-A N. Harrison Ave., Cary; (919) 460-1300;

Big Mike’s Brew N Que “Beers on tap to compliment locally sourced, farm-to-table BBQ.” 1222 NW Maynard Road, Cary; (919) 799-2023;

Bravo’s Mexican Grill “Extensive menu raises the ante considerably above the typical Tex-Mex.” 208 Grande Heights Drive, Cary (919) 481-3811;

Bonefish Grill “Fresh is our signature.” 2060 Renaissance Park Place, Cary; (919) 677-1347;

Brewster’s Pub “Open late, serving a full food and drink menu.” ​ 1885 Lake Pine Drive, Cary (919) 650-1270;

Dining Guide Brig’s “Breakfast creations, cool salads and hot sandwich platters.” 1225 NW Maynard Road, Cary; (919) 481-9300; 1040 Tryon Village Drive, Suite 604, Cary; (919) 859-2151; Chanticleer Café & Bakery “Family-owned restaurant serving up breakfast, lunch and specialty coffees.” 6490 Tryon Road, Cary; (919) 781-4810; Chef’s Palette “Creative flair and originality in every aspect of our service.” 3460 Ten Ten Road, Cary; (919) 267-6011; CinéBistro “Ultimate dinner-and-a-movie experience.” 525 New Waverly Place, Cary; (919) 987-3500; City Barbeque “Barbeque in its truest form.” 1305 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary (919) 439-5191; Coffee & Crepes “Freshly prepared sweet and savory crepes.” 315 Crossroads Blvd., Cary; (919) 233-0288;

The Butcher’s Market “Selling quality steaks and meat with unmatched hospitality.” 1225 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary; (919) 465-3082; Eighty8 Asian Bistro “An exotic twist on Asian cuisine.” 1077 Darrington Drive, Cary; (919) 377-0152; Enrigo Italian Bistro “Fresh food made from pure ingredients.” 575 New Waverly, Suite 106, Cary; (919) 854-7731;

Corbett’s Burgers & Soda Bar “Good old-fashioned burgers and bottled soda.” 126 Kilmayne Drive, Cary; (919) 466-0055;

Five Guys Burgers and Fries 1121 Parkside Main St., Cary; (919) 380-0450;

Craft Public House “Casual family restaurant.” 1040 Tryon Village Drive, Suite 601, Cary; (919) 851-9173;

Fresca Café & Gelato “French-styled crepes … gelato made with ingredients directly from Italy.” 302 Colonades Way #109, Cary; (919) 581-8171;

Crema Coffee Roaster & Bakery “Family-owned and operated.” 1983 High House Road, Cary; (919) 380-1840; Danny’s Bar-B-Que “All slow-cooked on an open pit with hickory wood.” 311 Ashville Ave. G, Cary; (919) 851-5541; Doherty’s Irish Pub “Catch the game or listen to live music.” 1979 High House Road, Cary; (919) 388-9930;

Der Biergarten Cary “Unique experience with German flair.” 1080 Darrington Drive, Cary; (919) 459-5875;

Hot Point Deli “Highest-quality cuisine at extremely reasonable prices.” 1718 Walnut St., Cary; (919) 460-6299; Jimmy V’s Steakhouse & Tavern “Certified Angus Beef … fresh seafood, Italian specialties, homemade desserts.” 107 Edinburgh South, Suite 131, Cary; (919) 380-8210; Kababish Café “A celebration of deliciousness and creativity.” 201 W. Chatham St., Suite 103, Cary; (919) 377-8794;

Goodberry’s Frozen Custard 1146 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary; (919) 467-2386 2325 Davis Drive, Cary; (919) 469-3350;

La Farm Bakery “Handcrafted daily … only the freshest ingredients.” 4248 NW Cary Parkway, Cary; 220 W. Chatham St., Cary; 5055 Arco Street, Cary; (919) 657-0657;

Great Harvest Bread Co. “Real food that tastes great.” 1220 NW Maynard Road, Cary (919) 460-8158;

Los Tres Magueyes “We prepare our food fresh daily.” 110 SW Maynard Road, Cary; (919) 460-8757;

Herons “The signature restaurant of The Umstead Hotel and Spa.” 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary; (919) 447-4200;

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen “Exceptional renderings of classic Southern dishes.” 7307 Tryon Road, Cary; (919) 233-1632 CARY MAGAZINE 93

Dining Guide

Duck Donuts “Warm, delicious and just the way you like them.” 100 Wrenn Drive #10, Cary; (919) 468-8722;

Lucky Chicken “All of our beautiful Peru, with every dish.” 1851 N. Harrison Ave., Cary; (919) 338-4325;

Marco Pollo “Peruvian rotisserie chicken.” 1871 Lake Pine Drive, Cary; (919) 694-5524;

Pizzeria Faulisi “Simple foods from a simple way of cooking: a wood-burning oven.” 215 E. Chatham St., Suite 101, Cary;

Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar “Global cuisine using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.” 8314 Chapel Hill Road, Cary; (919) 465-2455;

Pro’s Epicurean Market & Café “Gourmet market, café and wine bar.” 211 East Chatham Street, Cary; (919) 377-1788;

MOD Pizza “Serving artisan style pizzas, superfast” 316 Colonades Way Suite 206-C, Cary (919) 241-72001;

Rally Point Sport Grill “Lunch and dinner food in a pub atmosphere.” 837 Bass Pro Lane, Cary; (919) 678-1088;

Noodle Boulevard “Ten variations on the ramen theme, covering a pan-Asian spectrum.” 919 N Harrison Ave., Cary; (919) 678-1199;

Red Bowl Asian Bistro “Each distinctive dish is handcrafted.” 2020 Boulderstone Way, Cary; (919) 388-9977;

Once in a Blue Moon Bakery & Café “The fast track to sweet tooth satisfaction.” 115-G W. Chatham St., Cary; (919) 319-6554;

Ricci’s Trattoria “Keeping true to tradition.” 10110 Green Level Church Road, Cary; (919) 380-8410;

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Dining Guide Serendipity Gourmet Deli “Discovering the unusual, valuable or pleasantly surprising.” 118 S. Academy St., Cary; (919) 469-1655; Spirits Pub & Grub “Wide variety of menu items, all prepared in a scratch kitchen.” 701 E. Chatham St., Cary (919) 462-7001;

Five Guys Burgers and Fries “Fresh ingredients, hand-prepared.” Visit for area locations.

Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits “Great food always, with a side of good times.” 8111-208 Tryon Woods Drive, Cary; (919) 851-3999; 2025 Renaissance Park Place, Cary; (919) 677-3999;

Gonza Tacos y Tequila “Award-winning Colombian-Mexican cuisine.” 525-105 New Waverly Place, Cary; (919) 653-7310; Ruth’s Chris Steak House “Cooked to perfection.” 2010 Renaissance Park Place, Cary; (919) 677-0033;

Stellino’s Italiano “Traditional Italian favorites with a modern twist.” 1150 Parkside Main St., Cary; (919) 694-5761; Sugar Buzz Bakery “Custom cakes … and more.” 1231 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary; (919) 238-7224; Taipei 101 “Chinese and Taiwanese. Serves lunch and dinner.” 121 E. Chatham St., Cary; (919) 388-5885;



We are an Italian dining ristorante with a comfortable and casual atmosphere. We strive to provide each guest with an experience they will remember. 1060 Darrington Drive, Cary (919) 468-7229

Feel like a kid in a candy store as you taste the world’s finest oils, vinegars, and spices before you buy. New Waverly Place Shopping Center 316 Colonades Way, Ste. 209, Cary | 919-977-6745 |


Dining Guide Thai Spices & Sushi “Freshest, most-authentic Thai cuisine and sushi.” 986 High House Road, Cary; (919) 319-1818; The Big Easy Oven & Tap “Modern, Southern kitchen with New Orleans roots.” 231 Grande Heights Drive, Cary; (919) 468-6007;

La Farm Bakery “Handcrafted daily … only the freshest ingredients.” Visit for area locations.

Tangerine Café “From Thai to Vietnamese to Korean to Indonesian.” 2422 SW Cary Parkway, Cary; (919) 468-8688;

Lugano Ristorante “Italian dining in a comfortable and casual atmosphere.” 1060 Darrington Drive, Cary; (919) 468-7229; Tazza Kitchen “Wood-fired cooking and craft beverages.” 600 Ledgestone Way, Cary; (919) 651-8281;

The Original N.Y. Pizza “Consistent every visit.” 831 Bass Pro Lane, Cary; (919) 677-8484 2763 N.C. 55, Cary; (919) 363-1007 6458 Tryon Road, Cary; (919) 852-2242 Totopos Street Food & Tequila “A walk through … Mexico City.” 1388 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary; (919) 678-3449; Tribeca Tavern “Handcrafted burgers, homegrown beer.” 500 Ledgestone Way, Cary; (919) 465-3055;

Daniel’s Restaurant & Catering

Cooking the BEST New York Italian food in Western Wake since 1993! THE MAGGY AWARDS



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1430 W. Williams Street | Apex, NC 919-303-1006

Dining Guide Verandah “Southern casual environment in a modern, boutique hotel.” 301 A. Academy St., Cary; (919) 670-5000;

APEX Abbey Road Tavern & Grill 1700 Center St., Apex; (919) 372-5383;

Mellow Mushroom “Beer, calzones and creative stonebaked pizzas.” 4300 NW Cary Parkway, Cary; (919) 463-7779 Udupi Café “Authentic south Indian vegetarian cuisine.” 590 E. Chatham St., Cary; (919) 465-0898;

Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits “Great food always, with a side of good times.” Visit for area locations. The Urban Turban “A fusion of flavors.” 2757 N.C. 55, Cary; (919) 367-0888;

Anna’s Pizzeria “Piping hot pizzas and mouthwatering Italian food.” 100 N. Salem St., Apex; (919) 267-6237; Apex Wings Restaurant & Pub “Time-tested eatery serving up chicken wings and craft beers.” 518 E. Williams St., Apex; (919) 387-0082; Belgian Café “From Brussels to Apex.” 1232 W. Williams St., Apex; (919) 372-5128;




















Dining Guide

Daniel’s Restaurant & Catering “Pasta dishes, hand-stretched pizzas and scratch-made desserts.” 1430 W. Williams St., Apex; (919) 303-1006;

Salvio’s Pizzeria “Family owned and operated since 2005.” 2428 SW Cary Parkway, Cary; (919) 467-4600; Big Mike’s Brew N Que “Beers on tap to compliment locally sourced, farm-to-table BBQ.” 2045 Creekside Landing Drive, Apex; (919) 338-2591;

Buttercream’s Bake Shop “Wholesome, scratch-baked.” 101 N. Salem St., Apex; (919) 362-8408;

Tasu “Asian fusion cuisine, artfully mixing Chinese, Japanese and Thai Dishes” 525 New Waverly Place, Suite 103, Cary; (919) 544-8474; Common Grounds Coffee House & Desserts “The highest-quality, locally roasted coffee.” 219 N. Salem St., Suite 101, Apex; (919) 387-0873;

Recognized by Cary Magazine Readers as Best Steak House and Date-Night Restaurant! THE MAGGY AWARDS


Hours: Mon-Thurs: 5-10pm Fri-Sat: 5-11pm


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5 private rooms seating 6-200 guests! Contact: Christina Reeves at

Dining Guide Peak City Grill & Bar “Chef-crafted food in a … restored turn-of-the-century hardware store.” 126 N. Salem St., Apex; (919) 303-8001; Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits “Great food always, with a side of good times.” 1055 Pine Plaza Drive, Apex; (919) 446-6333;

Sushi-Thai “Fresh sushi and Japanese cuisine alongside Thai favorites.” 106 Kilmayne Drive, Cary; (919) 467-5747; Doherty’s Irish Pub “Catch the game or listen to live music.” ​​5490 Apex Peakway, Apex; ​(919) 387-4100;

Sassool “Serving authentic Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine.” 1347 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary; (919) 300-5586; Five Guys Burgers & Fries 1075 Pine Plaza Drive, Apex; (919) 616-0011;

Rudy’s Pub & Grill “Comfortable and familiar, just like home.” 780 W. Williams St., Apex; (919) 303-5061; Salem Street Pub “Friendly faces and extensive menu.” 113 N. Salem St., Apex; (919) 387-9992; Skipper’s Fish Fry “Homemade from our own special recipes.” 1001 E. Williams St., Apex; (919) 303-2400;

Drink Specials

Lunch Specials

Monday $3.50 NC Craft Beer Pints Tuesday $6.00 Crafty Craft Cocktails Wednesday $4.00 Sangria Glass/ $15 Pitcher $10 House Wine Thursday $3.00 Pint Night

from 11:00 to 4:00

More Specials Monday - Thursday $3.50 pretzel bites 4:00 ~ 6:00

Monday - Friday 2 one topping slices and a drink $6.99 Pick 2....House/Caesar/Hummus/ Soup/Chicken Salad & drink $6.99 Tuesday $5 one topping smalls (dine-in only) Thursday Club Day...either of our awesome club sandwichs, chips & drink $8.99 Friday 2 topping Calzone & drink $9.99

Wednesday Teacher Appreciation Night 15% off

4300 NW Cary Parkway Cary, NC 919-463-7779


Dining Guide Sweet Cheeks Bakery “Only the finest and freshest ingredients.” 803 E. Williams St., Apex; (919) 303-9305; The Provincial “Fresh. Simple.” 119 Salem St., Apex; (919) 372-5921; The Wake Zone Espresso “Your special home away from home.” 6108 Old Jenks Road, Apex; (919) 267-4622;

FUQUAY-VARINA Anna’s Pizzeria “Piping hot pizzas and mouthwatering Italian food.” 138 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina; (919) 285-2497; Aviator SmokeHouse BBQ Restaurant “All of our food is made in-house.” 525 E. Broad St., Fuquay-Varina; (919) 557-7675; Jus’ Enuff Home Cooking “Homemade everything.” 736 N Main St., Fuquay-Varina; (919) 567-0587;

Yuri Japanese Restaurant “For sushi fans and connoisseurs of Japanese cuisine.” 1361 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary; (919) 481-0068;

Los Tres Magueyes “We prepare our food fresh daily.” 401 Wake Chapel Road, Fuquay-Varina; (919) 552-3957;

The place for Sushi enthusiasts and beginners of Japanese cuisine. QUALITY IS OUR RECIPE

Donovan’s Dish “Chef-prepared meals to go.” 800 W. Williams St., Suite 112, Apex; (919) 651-8309;

Stick Boy Bread Co. “Handcrafted baked goods from scratch … all natural ingredients.” 127 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina; (919) 557-2237;

Welcome to our take on a traditionalBiergarten! We offer American fare that pays homage to the German culture by offering various German menu items and a selection of German beers on tap and in the bottle.


1361 Kildaire Farm Road | Cary 919.481.0068

(In Shoppes of Kildaire Near Trader Joes) “Ahi Tower” our best seller, selected for the cover of Cary Magazine May/June 2011


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1080 Darrington Drive • Cary, NC 27513

Dining Guide The Mason Jar Tavern “All the comforts of Southern hospitality with a modern twist.” 305 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina; (919) 762-5555; Wingin’ It Bar and Grille “Serves lunch, dinner and drinks.” 1625 N. Main St., Suite 109, Fuquay-Varina; (919) 762-0962;

HOLLY SPRINGS Happy Holly’s “Ice cream, milkshakes and shaved ice.” 527 N. Main St., Holly Springs; (919) 552-0637; Los Tres Magueyes 325 North Main Street, Holly Springs; (919) 552-6272; Mama Bird’s Cookies + Cream “A unique spin on a timeless dessert.” 304 N. Main St., Holly Springs; (919) 762-7808;

My Way Tavern “Freshly made all-American foods.” 301 W. Center St., Holly Springs; (919) 285-2412; Rise Biscuits & Donuts 169 Grand Hill Place, Holly Springs; (919) 586-7343; Thai Thai Cuisine “Fresh authentic Thai food.” 108 Osterville Drive, Holly Springs; (919) 303-5700; The Mason Jar Tavern “All the comforts of Southern hospitality with a modern twist.” 114 Grand Hill Place, Holly Springs; (919) 964-5060; The Original N.Y. Pizza 634 Holly Springs Road, Holly Springs (919) 567-0505;

MORRISVILLE Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken “Unforgettable rotisserie chicken.” 9575 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville; (919) 378-9259;

Another Broken Egg Café “A totally egg-ceptional experience.” 1121 Market Center Drive, Morrisville; (919) 465-1079; Babymoon Café “Pizzas, pastas, seafood, veal, steaks, sandwiches and gourmet salads.” 100 Jerusalem Drive, Suite 106, Morrisville; (919) 465 9006; Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar “The quality of the beef and the toppings make our burgers stand apart.” 3300 Village Market Place, Morrisville; (919) 297-0953; B. Good “Health-conscious versions of fast-food favorites.” 1000 Market Center Drive, Morrisville; (919) 234-1937; Cantina 18 “Southwestern fare with a southern drawl.” 3305 Village Market Place, Morrisville (919) 694-5618


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Dining Guide Capital City Chop House “Perfect place for a business lunch or dinner or a quick bite before catching a flight.” 151 Airgate Drive, Morrisville; (919) 484-7721; Clean Juice “Organic juices, smoothies and acai bowls.” 3035 Village Market Place, Morrisville; (919) 468-8286; Firebirds Wood Fired Grill “Steaks, seafood, chicken and ribs, all seared over local hickory, oak and pecan wood.” 3200 Village Market Place, Morrisville; (919) 653-0111; The Full Moon Oyster Bar & Seafood Kitchen “Homemade recipes handed down over the years.” 1600 Village Market Place, Morrisville; (919) 378-9524; Georgina’s Pizzeria & Restaurant “Mouthwatering homemade Italian dishes.” 3536 Davis Drive, Morrisville; (919) 388-3820;

HiPoke “Fresh Fun Poke.” 9573 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville (919) 650-3398; Los Tres Magueyes 9605 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville (919) 481-9002; Neomonde “A wonderful mix of traditional and contemporary Mediterranean menu items.” 10235 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville; (919) 466-8100; Nothing Bundt Cakes “Cakes are baked fresh daily, in a variety of flavors and sizes.” 2008 Market Center Drive, Unit 17130, Morrisville; (919) 694-5300; Peppers Market and Sandwich Shop “Local baked breads, fresh in-house roasted meats.” 2107 Grace Park Drive, Morrisville (919) 380-7002;

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Rise Biscuits & Donuts “Old school, new school, and specialty donuts.” 1100 Market Center Drive, Morrisville; (919) 377-0385; Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits 1101 Market Center Drive, Morrisville; (919) 388-3500; Saffron Restaurant & Lounge “Gourmet Indian dining experience.” 4121 Davis Drive, Morrisville; (919) 469-5774; Smokey’s BBQ Shack “Meats are dry rubbed with love and slow smoked with hickory wood.” 10800 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville; (919) 469-1724; Taste Vietnamese “Prepared with passion and perfected through generations.” 152 Morrisville Square Way, Morrisville; (919) 234-6385;

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Rey’s “Fine dining with a French Quarter flair.” 1130 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh (919) 380-0122;

Tra’Ii Irish Pub & Restaurant “An authentic and satisfying taste of Irish country cooking.” 3107 Grace Park Drive, Morrisville; (919) 651-9083;

Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar “Consistent service and quality food to keep patrons happy.” 301 Market Center Drive, Morrisville (919) 467-1718;

Anvil’s Cheesesteaks “Authentic Philadelphia experience.” 2893 Jones Franklin Road, Raleigh (919) 854-0558

Village Deli & Grill “Wholesome homemade foods.” 909 Aviation Parkway #100, Morrisville; (919) 462-6191;

Barry’s Café “A restaurant that honors firefighters.” 2851 Jones Franklin Road, Raleigh; (919) 859-3555;

ZenFish Poké Bar “Guilt-free, healthy, fast-casual dining.” 9924 Chapel Hill Rd, Morrisville (919) 234-0914

The Big Easy Oven & Tap “Modern, Southern kitchen with New Orleans roots.” 222 Fayetteville St., Raleigh (919) 832-6082;


Flying Biscuit Café “Southern-inspired menu of comfort food made with fresh ingredients.” 2016 Clark Ave., Raleigh (919) 833-6924,

Angus Barn “World-renowned for its service.” 9401 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh; (919) 781-2444; Annelore’s German Bakery “Pastries using the finest local ingredients.” 1249 Farmers Market Drive, Raleigh (919) 294-8040

Mandolin “World class food, wine and spirits in a soulful, comforting atmosphere.” 2519 Fairview Rd, Raleigh (919) 322-0365;


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BikeWalk NC THE FOLKS AT BikeWalk NC want people to rethink traffic, roads and commuting. For years, roads have been built with motorists in mind, leading to inconvenient and downright dangerous situations for pedestrians and bicyclists. BikeWalk NC wants municipalities throughout the state to consider all sorts of travelers in their plans — to create safer and more convenient ways to get around. “It’s a mindset. It’s something that I think is changing in the leadership of our state, but it’s changing slowly,” said Heidi Perov Perry, a board member of BikeWalk


NC and a longtime booster of safe cycling in Carrboro. “You can’t work your way out of congestion by building more accommodation. It just makes the congestion worse further down the road.” Through advocacy and education, the nonprofit promotes safe bicycling, walking and other human-powered transportation throughout North Carolina. While BikeWalk NC operates mainly at the state and regional level, it has roots in the Triangle. More than a decade ago, representatives from several Triangle cycling clubs met to discuss their common goals and the

need for a statewide advocacy group to work with elected officials. “You don’t see results quickly, and the things you see today are a result of policies and procedures that were in place five years ago. You have to fight the good fight,” said Bill Hulbert, board president and Cary resident. “You have to work within the system, but the idea is that you should at least be at the table, which we are.” When N.C. legislators were discussing laws on bicycle safety two years ago, BikeWalk members made the most of their place at the table and were able to suggest positive

BikeWalk NC board members Simon Walker, Bill Hulbert and Steve Goodridge pause at the Reedy Creek Trailhead, a crossroads for biking and trail hiking in Cary. Through education, advocacy and promotion, the nonprofit aims to make it safer and more accessible to walk and bike for transportation, recreation and health.

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changes. Among the measures in the law, which took effect October 2016, motorists are allowed to cross a double-yellow line to pass a cyclist safely. Drivers are also required to give cyclists at least four feet of space when passing. Another meaningful accomplishment is the group’s annual NC Bike Summit. The three-day convention brings together nearly 300 transportation planners, community advocates, NCDOT representatives, elected officials and business owners. Topics include greenways, road safety, crash studies and new technologies like scooters and e-bikes. “The summit really galvanized a lot of the conversations, leadership and direction of these state efforts,” said Sig Hutchinson, Wake County commissioner. Those conversations have resulted in improved biking infrastructure, he says. There are now 200 miles of interconnected greenways in Wake County. In ten years, Raleigh has gone from having seven miles to 70 miles of dedicated bike lanes. “This is a great example of the importance of elected officials and policy,” he said. “You have to have elected leaders who understand the value of this and who are willing to put funding toward it. You’ve got to have planners who plan and implement it. None of this is by chance. “The BikeWalk folks are really on the front lines at the state level, helping build leadership and advocate for infrastructure, funding and policy changes that promote healthy lifestyles, freedom and mobility.” The nonprofit, with about 100 members, amplifies its impact by partnering with other groups throughout the state including the AARP, The Umstead Coalition, the Triangle Greenways Council, the Raleigh Gyros and Team CBC in Holly Springs. Currently BikeWalk NC has its sights on how the state regulates the federal Transportation Alternatives Program, which sets aside millions of dollars for sidewalks, bike

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More than 200 riders participated in the 2018 CARS ride, which encouraged safe cycling and raised money for BikeWalk NC.

lanes and trails. N.C. requires that local communities contribute 20 percent of the cost of these projects, but smaller municipalities have had trouble coming up with the matching funds. In 2017, the state returned more than $4 million to the federal government — unspent. “So, $4 million off the table for bike/ped facilities. That’s huge,” said Perov Perry. “Think if those communities hadn’t had to come photo courtesy of Simon Griffiths up with the 20 percent, which Sig Hutchinson, Wake County commissioner, and Joe wouldn’t be much on a state level, Whitehouse, lead organizer for the CARS ride, are but on a local level it’s huge. We’re trying longtime supporters of BikeWalk NC. “It’s so important to get rid of that 20 percent local match re- for this organization,” says Hutchinson, “to be able to advocate for more kids to bike, for more infrastrucquirement for projects.” ture, for more funding, and for more policy.” While BikeWalk NC advocates for big changes, there is still plenty for individuals The annual Capital Area to do. The nonprofit’s website lists ways to Ride for Safety or CARS, a get involved, safety information and other fundraiser and educational event resources. But to make local communities that benefits BikeWalk NC, will safer for walking and biking, showing up be 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sept. 22. at council meetings and planning meetings The ride will begin and end in Dix has more impact than anything else, Perov Perry says. Park, and will include a 60-mile “Seeing a person up there in front of you, and a 30-mile ride, food trucks, as an elected official, and they’re telling you education booths and a Kids that that road isn’t safe for them or their chilSafety Rodeo skills clinic. dren — that’s pretty powerful,” she said. t CARY MAGAZINE 107


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Glenaire’s Golden Girls dance team recently made a trip to Radio City Music Hall in New York City to see a Rockettes performance and learn from what is arguably the most famous dance team in the country. During the Rockettes’ class, the Golden Girls Dance Team learned the toy soldier dance and the high kick dance. “We’re always looking for different ways to keep our residents active,” said Ally Setliff, wellness coordinator at the Glenaire Continuing Care Retirement Community.

THE NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE INC., gathered The Carolina Lily Chapter of

to stuff more than 1,700 holiday stockings for five local philanthropies serving children, families and adults. About 220 mother and daughter teams prepared the stockings at the Herb Young Community Center in Cary. The stockings went to Brown Bag Ministries, the USO of North Carolina, Dress for

Front Porch Leaders, a youth-led nonprofit dedicated to fighting hunger, donated 3,913 pounds

Success, the Ronald McDonald House and The Carying Place.

Emily Kustak, a Panther Creek student, says the nonprofit she

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Marbles received a $75,000 grant from the Capital Bank Foundation to support imaginative, play-based financial literacy experiences. Pictured are, left to right, Capital Bank relationship manager Tracey Martin, Marbles Kids Museum president Sally Edwards, Capital Bank Triangle Market president and Marbles board of directors chair Laura Bunn, Capital Bank relationship manager Bridget Falco and Capital Bank relationship manager Jeffrey Billingsley.

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HCL TECHNOLOGIES, a leading global technology company, celebrated its 10-year presence in North Carolina with an event attended by Gov. Roy Cooper, HCL’s senior leadership, customers, members of state organizations and academia. HCL now employs 1,500 people in the state, with the Cary Global Delivery Center offering a wide array of innovative technology solutions and services. 110 MARCH 2019

PANTHER CREEK DECA, a business club that inspires young leaders, partnered with Rise Against Hunger for a meal-packaging event in December. Having raised more than $4,400 to fund these meals, 78 DECA members and other Panther Creek High School students packaged more than 11,000 meals which will benefit those in need worldwide.

BRIDGE II SPORTS recently received two awards from GSK for its work in promoting adaptive sports in North Carolina. In November, BIIS was honored with a $40,000 2018 GSK IMPACT Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions to a healthier Triangle region. The nonprofit also received the proceeds of a Giving Tuesday effort at GSK, resulting in a $10,000 charitable gift.



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pamper and treat women who truly deserve it. Each winner received a prize package valued at more than $1,200, which included teeth whitening, hair styling, massages and manicures. Three new businesses are open at

Leslie Ann Jackson has been named vice president of the newly created Community Investment and Engagement Department at the North Carolina Community Foundation. Jackson has been with NCCF since 2011, when she joined as program associate. She was

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Cary Magazine March 2019  

The Travel Issue: Discover Manteo, Composting for a Greener Garden and a restaurant worth the drive!

Cary Magazine March 2019  

The Travel Issue: Discover Manteo, Composting for a Greener Garden and a restaurant worth the drive!